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ETYM Old Eng. amonicioun, Old Fren. amonition, French admonition, from Latin admonitio, from admonere. Related to Admonish.
1. A firm rebuke; SYN. admonishment, monition.
2. Cautionary advice; SYN. warning, word of advice.
ETYM Old Eng. avis, French avis; a + Old Fren. vis, from Latin visum seemed, seen; really p. p. of videre to see, so that vis meant that which has seemed best. Related to Vision, Avise, Advise.
A proposal for an appropriate course of action.
1. Careful consideration; deliberation
2. The act or process of advising (as a college student)
An electronic module consisting of chips and other electronic components mounted on a flat, rigid substrate on which conductive paths are laid between the components. A personal computer contains a main board, called the motherboard, which usually has the microprocessor on it and slots into which other, smaller boards, called cards or adapters, can be plugged to expand the functionality of the main system, allowing connections to monitors, disk drives, or a network. See also adapter, card (definition 1), motherboard.
ETYM Late Lat. coalitio: cf. French coalition. Related to Coalesce.
The state of being combined into one body; SYN. fusion.
Association of political groups, usually for some limited or short-term purpose, such as fighting an election or forming a government when one party has failed to secure a majority in a legislature.
In 1990 a coalition of United Nations military forces was formed to free Kuwait from annexation by Iraq.
ETYM French concile, from Latin concilium; con- + calare to call.
1. A body serving in an administrative capacity.
2. A meeting of people for consultation.
ETYM Old Eng. conseil, French conseil, from Latin consilium, from the root of consulere to consult, of uncertain origin. Related to Consult, Consul.
1. Advice or guidance.
2. An advisor or lawyer.
1. A slight indication; SYN. clue.
2. An indirect suggestion; SYN. intimation, breath.
ETYM Old Eng. senat, French sénat, from Latin senatus, from senex, gen. senis, old, an old man. Related to Senior, Sir.
Assembly possessing high legislative powers.
In ancient Rome, the “council of elders”. Originally consisting of the heads of patrician families, it was recruited from ex-magistrates and persons who had rendered notable public service, but was periodically purged by the censors. Although nominally advisory, it controlled finance and foreign policy.
The US Senate consists of 100 members, two from each state, elected for a six-year term. The term also refers to the upper house of the Canadian parliament and to the upper chambers of Italy and France. It is also given to the governing bodies in some universities, for example, the Faculty Senate.