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Definition of "monition" [mo•ni•tion]

  • A warning or an intimation of something imminent, especially of impending danger. (noun)
  • Cautionary advice or counsel; an admonition. (noun)
  • A formal order from a bishop or an ecclesiastical court to refrain from a specified offense. (noun)
  • A summons or citation in civil or admiralty law. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "monition" in a sentence
  • "It's a timely monition, and not just for Catholics."
  • "All the same, the extraordinary pre monition of stirring events to come stayed with him."
  • "Exactly when the first subtle monition of treachery reached him, by what sense it was conveyed -- Hulse never learned, for there were experiences among the finer perceptions that the blind man did not willingly discuss."