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monition

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n monition a summons issued after the filing of a libel or claim directing all parties concerned to show cause why the judgment asked for should not be granted
    • n monition cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness) "a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality","the warning was to beware of surprises","his final word of advice was not to play with matches"
    • n monition a firm rebuke
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Monition (Admiralty Practice) A process in the nature of a summons to appear and answer.
    • Monition (Eccl. Law) An order monishing a party complained against to obey under pain of the law.
    • Monition Information; indication; notice; advice. "We have no visible monition of . . . other periods, such as we have of the day by successive light and darkness."
    • Monition Instruction or advice given by way of caution; an admonition; a warning; a caution. "Sage monitions from his friends."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n monition Admonition; warning; instruction given by way of caution: as, the monitions of a friend.
    • n monition Indication; intimation.
    • n monition In civil and admiralty law, a summons or citation, especially used to commence a suit, or in a proceeding to confirm a title acquired under a judicial sale and to silence all adverse claims. General monitions are used in suits in rem, where the object is to bind all the world; a special monition directs that specified persons be summoned and admonished.
    • n monition In ecclesiastical law, a formal notice, sent by a bishop to one of the subordinate clergy, to require the amendment of some ecclesiastical offense; a monitory letter. Monitions are of two classes — in specie, where the name of the offender is distinctly mentioned, and in genere, where it is not.
    • n monition Synonyms Admonition, Monition, Reprehension, etc. See admonition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Monition mon-ish′un a reminding or admonishing: warning: notice:
    • n Monition mon-ish′un (law) a summons to appear and answer
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. monitio, from monere, to warn, bring to mind; akin to E. mind,. See Mind, and cf. Admonish Money Monster
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—monēre, -itum, to remind.

Usage

In literature:

He saw I was obstinate, and concluded his monitions by presenting his bill.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Howbeit, I gave myself up prisoner, by reason of various blows with the flats of sabres, and sundry monitions to surrender or die.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844" by Various
How sharp was the monition of hunger when the keen sea-air blew about your face on issuing out in the morning!
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873" by Various
Through our neglect of the monitions of a reasonable materialism we sin and suffer daily.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
I also was able to convey strong monitions to the other side.
"The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2" by Henry Baerlein
Father's Monition to study the Classics, 8.
"Overbeck" by J. Beavington Atkinson
To them the voice of Prophecy, of heavenly monition, is quite ended.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
But when do the young and confiding ever regard monitions of this kind.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 1 January 1848" by Various
We all give you virtuous monition.
"Fifteenth Century Prose and Verse" by Various
Neither the king nor queen would heed such monitions.
"Maria Antoinette" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
I distinctly hear a wondrous voice within me echoing a monition of my soul, which tells me you are my true friend.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
Whichever way he turned there was some monition of its presence.
"The Truth About Tristrem Varick" by Edgar Saltus
He had already warned him, but his monition had not been respected.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
By earnest persuasion, gentle entreaty, brotherly monition, paternal remonstrance.
"Rambles of a Naturalist" by John D. Godman
Not by a special monition from heaven, but by the ordinary progress and elevation of the human mind.
"The Book Of God" by G. W. Foote
Vain his mother's fond monitions; soon a friend, with fiendish laugh, Tempts him to a quiet tea-garden, plies him there with shandy-gaff!
"Mr Punch's Model Music Hall Songs and Dramas" by F. Anstey
You need but the slightest monition of my leg, and instantly your other shoulder takes the lead.
"Patroclus and Penelope" by Theodore Ayrault Dodge
It is at once a memorial and a monition to those that dwell beneath it.
"The Alps" by Martin Conway
The capital sufferings of others are rather our monitions than acquitments.
"The Works of Sir Thomas Browne" by Thomas Browne
Yes, he recalled those tender monitions with an aching heart.
"Mohawks, Volume 2 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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In poetry:

Trust the monition Baldwin gave,
Our future bliss it's truth shall prove,
Life's cares the Lovers who dare brave,
Shall find their rich reward in Love:
"Love's Triumph" by Nathaniel Bloomfield

In news:

And ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.-Company officials from the former King-Monital and Security Associates International can finally close the file on their failed 2001 merger after the two reached a settlement on a disputed $1.75 million.
I moniter all my cameras as I take in the local news.
SeaWorld's water moniter, sloth & penguins visit GMAZ.
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