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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Denotes a hint or advice given to another, whereby we reprove him for his fault, or remind him of his duty. Admonition was a part of the discipline much used in the ancient church: it was the first act or step towards the punishment or expulsion of delinquents. In case of private offences, it was performed according to the evangelical rule, privately; in case of public offence, openly before the church. If either of these sufficed for the recovery of the fallen person, all further proceedings, in a way of censure, ceased; if they did not, recourse was had to excommunication.
Titus 3:10 . Thess. 5: 14. Ephesians 6:4 .
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Admonition'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/a/admonition.html. 1802.