monitio

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Ad validitatem irrogationis poenarum duo requirantur: gradualitas et praevia monitio.
An anonymous mid-seventeenth-century commonplace book at the Folger shows how rhetorical positions slide into disputatious genres; for instance, monitio is defined then exemplified from Philip Sidney's Arcadia as 'a most loving and friendly admonition of Musidorus to his friend Perocles' and defensio as 'in defence of woman kynde reade the oration of Perocles'.
99 'Disceptatio sine ira, suauitas sine amaritudine sit, monitio sine asperitate, hortatio sine offensione.