(redirected from Sylvia Plath)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


Any formal verbal statement made during a trial by a judge to advise and caution the jury on their duty as jurors, on the admissibility or nonadmissibility of evidence, or on the purpose for which any evidence admitted may be considered by them. A reprimand directed by the court to an attorney appearing before it cautioning the attorney about the unacceptability of his or her conduct before the court. If the attorney continues to act in the same way, ignoring the admonition, the judge will find him or her in Contempt of court, punishable by a fine, imprisonment, or both. In criminal prosecution, before the court receives and records the plea of the accused, a statement made by a judge informing the accused on the effect and consequences of a plea of guilty to criminal charges.


noun admonishment, advance notice, advice, alarm, animadversion, caution, caveat, censure, commonition, contraindication, contrariety, contrary advice, counsel, dehortation, deprecation, dissuasion, exhortation, expostulation, foreboding, forewarning, hindrance, indication, instruction, intimidation, judicial reprimand, monition, notice, notification, object lesson, objection, protest, rebuke, reminder, remonstrance, reprimand, reprobation, reproof, signal, stricture, warning
See also: caution, caveat, charge, criticism, deterrence, deterrent, diatribe, direction, guidance, impeachment, monition, notice, objurgation, recommendation, remonstrance, reprimand, warning

ADMONITION. A reprimand from a judge to a person accused, on being discharged, warning him of the consequences of his conduct, and intimating to him, that should he be guilty of the same fault for which he has been admonished, he will be punished with greater severity. Merlin, Repert. h.t.
     2. The admonition was authorized by the civil law, as a species of punishment for slight misdemeanors. Vide Reprimand

References in periodicals archive ?
In accordance with this assumed perspective, the deictic system employed by Sylvia Plath in the poem revolves around the use of the first person narrative.
His mother, Sylvia Plath, was separated from Ted Hughes when she committed suicide by breathing in fumes from the kitchen oven in February 1963.
She is best known for her 1991 best-seller Anne Sexton: A Biography, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Her Husband: Ted Hughes & Sylvia Plath, a Marriage, a 2003 best-seller about the tumultuous marriage of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.
Jenkins and published by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins; and Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill and published by Alfred A.
Although readers would be correct in understanding Sylvia Plath as the author of both the private journals and the letters she wrote to her mother, they would commit an egregious error in assuming both works present a unified account of the writer's life and that the Letters embody a "true," even honest, Sylvia Plath.
Ever since her death by suicide in February 1963, Sylvia Plath has been heralded as one of the great poets and authors of the 20th century.
This is the last day of my life," an anti-maudlin Sylvia Plath reminds us ad nauseam throughout the course of the solo show "Edge.
The transgressive nature of biography is seldom acknowledged," Janet Malcolm remarked in The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, her brilliant reflection on the art and craft of biography.
Your own, Sylvia; a verse portrait of Sylvia Plath.
Lucas Myers: The Voices of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Ted Hughes: Susan Alliston: An Introduction Susan Alliston: Poems
She strikes me as being more like Sylvia Plath than Emily Dickinson and the fact that she is a feisty Red Head who is going somewhere shows in her work.