Admonition(redirected from admonitory)
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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.
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