monition


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monition

1. a warning or caution; admonition
2. Christianity a formal notice from a bishop or ecclesiastical court requiring a person to refrain from committing a specific offence
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Therefore, if I should certainly say to a novice, "Write from experience and experience only," I should feel this was rather a tantalizing monition if I were not careful immediately to add, "Try to be one of those on whom nothing is lost
Dante's statement on the impossibility of adequate "musical" translation of poetry, "Sappia ciascuno che nulla cosa per legame musaico armonizzata si puo de la sua loquela in altra trasmutare, senza rompere tutta sua dolcezza e armonia" (Convivio I, VII), stands as an eternal monition to those who attempt to versify the Commedia.
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury's science fiction novel about a world that outlaws books becomes a powerful monition against communist notions of equality.