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noun advisement, advocacy, communication of knowledge, consilium, counsel, direction, guidance, instruction, legal counsel, notice, notification, opinion, prompting, proposal, proposition, rede, suggestion, view, warning
Associated concepts: advice of counsel, privilege
Foreign phrases: Incivile est, nisi tota lege perspecta, una aliqua particula ejus proposita, judicare, vel respondere.Unless the entire law has been examined, it is improper to pass judgment upon a single portion of it. Nemo ex connilio obligatur. No one is obligated as a consequence of giving advice. Simplex commendatio non obligat. A mere recommendation is not binding.
See also: admonition, advocacy, assistance, charge, clue, direction, guidance, help, instruction, monition, recommendation, service, suggestion, tip, warning

ADVICE, com. law. A letter containing information of any circumstances unknown to the person to whom it is written; when goods are forwarded by sea or land, the letter transmitted to inform the consignee of the fact, is termed advice of goods, or letter of advice. When one merchant draws upon another, he generally advises him of the fact. These letters are intended to give notice of the facts they contain.

ADVICE, practice. The opinion given by counsel to their clients; this should never be done but upon mature deliberation to the best of the counsel's ability; and without regard to the consideration whether it will affect the client favorably or unfavorably.

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The lawyer's reply was short and surly: "SIR -- If my advice had been followed, you and your anonymous letter would both be treated with the contempt which they deserve.
My opinion is confirmed, and I reiterate my advice.
Immediately we were teazed by those who brought us the mules, and demanded to be paid the hire of them; and had advice given us at the same time that we should get a present ready for the King.
But if the people at large had reason to confide in the men of that Congress, few of whom had been fully tried or generally known, still greater reason have they now to respect the judgment and advice of the convention, for it is well known that some of the most distinguished members of that Congress, who have been since tried and justly approved for patriotism and abilities, and who have grown old in acquiring political information, were also members of this convention, and carried into it their accumulated knowledge and experience.
And if there are some who think that a prince who conveys an impression of his wisdom is not so through his own ability, but through the good advisers that he has around him, beyond doubt they are deceived, because this is an axiom which never fails: that a prince who is not wise himself will never take good advice, unless by chance he has yielded his affairs entirely to one person who happens to be a very prudent man.
But," persisted the queen, "if such be your advice and you have his interest at heart, send him help of men and money, for I can do nothing for him; I have sold even to my last diamond to aid him.
Then the advice I've poured on you, So full of wisdom and of wit: All given gratis, though 'tis true I might have fairly charged for it
I shall give you a piece of advice," continued Mazarin; "yes, a piece of advice -- advice more precious than the forty millions.
Twice or thrice before she had suddenly packed Ethan's valise and started off to Bettsbridge, or even Springfield, to seek the advice of some new doctor, and her husband had grown to dread these expeditions because of their cost.
He had never forgotten the master's brutal advice to Fanny Price.
Following this letter one of the Masonic Brothers whom Pierre respected less than the others forced his way in to see him and, turning the conversation upon Pierre's matrimonial affairs, by way of fraternal advice expressed the opinion that his severity to his wife was wrong and that he was neglecting one of the first rules of Freemasonry by not forgiving the penitent.
To-morrow I will make a journey to the castle of Glinda the Good, and ask her advice.