monition

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From Anglo-Norman monicion, Middle French monicion, and their source, Latin monitiō (warning, admonition).

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monition (plural monitions)

  1. A caution or warning. [from 14th c.]
  2. A legal notification of something. [from 15th c.]
  3. A sign of impending danger; an omen. [from 15th c.]
    • 1839, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘William Wilson’:
      I recognise the first ambiguous monitions of the destiny which afterwards so fully overshadowed me.

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