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Admoni'tioner. n.s. [from admonition.] A liberal dispenser of admonition; a general adviser. A ludicrous term.

Albeit the admonitioners did seem at first to like no prescript form of prayer at all, but thought it the best that their minister should always be left at liberty to pray, as his own discretion did serve, their defender, and his associates, have sithence proposed to the world a form as themselves did like. Hooker, b. v. § 27.

Sources: Hooker, Richard (175)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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