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Borrowing from Old French avis, from the phrase ce m'est a vis ("in my view"), where vis is from Latin visum, past participle of videre(to see). See vision, and confer avise, advise. The unhistoric -d- was introduced in English 15c.



advice ‎(uncountable)

  1. An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.
    We may give advice, but we can not give conduct. — Franklin.
  2. (obsolete) Deliberate consideration; knowledge.
    How shall I dote on her with more advice, That thus without advice begin to love her? — Shakespeare.
  3. Information or notice given; intelligence; as, late advices from France; commonly in the plural. In commercial language, advice usually means information communicated by letter; used chiefly in reference to drafts or bills of exchange; as, a letter of advice.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of McElrath to this entry?)
  4. (law) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wharton to this entry?)
  5. (programming) In aspect-oriented programming, the code whose execution is triggered when a join point is reached.


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