monition (m<<schwa>>-nish-<<schwa>>n), n. 1. Generally, a warning or caution; ADMONITION. 2.Civil & maritime law. A summons to appear in court as a defendant or to answer contempt charges. [Cases: Admiralty 44, 46; Contempt 55. C.J.S. Admiralty §§ 153–155, 159; Contempt§§ 78, 83–84.] 3.Eccles. law. A formal notice from a bishop demanding that an offense within the clergy be corrected or avoided. — monish (mon-ish), vb. — monitory (mon-<<schwa>>-tor-ee), adj.

[Blacks Law 8th]