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Dictionary Definition

advice n : a proposal for an appropriate course of action

User Contributed Dictionary



avis, avis; + vis, from visum seemed, seen; really past participle of videre to see, so that vis meant that which has seemed best. See vision, and confer avise, advise.


  • ædˈvaɪs
  • Rhymes: -aɪs


  1. An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.
    We may give advice, but we can not give conduct. — Franklin
  2. : Deliberate consideration; knowledge.
    How shall I dote on her with more advice, That thus without advice begin to love her? Shakespeare
  3. Information or notice given; intelligence; as, late advices from France; -- commonly in the plural. In commercial language, advice usually means information communicated by letter; -- used chiefly in reference to drafts or bills of exchange; as, a letter of advice. McElrath.
  4. In the context of "Criminal Law": Counseling to perform a specific illegal act. Wharton.


An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.

See also

  • advice boat - a vessel employed to carry dispatches or to reconnoiter; a dispatch boat
  • to take advice - To accept advice; To consult with another or others


Extensive Definition

Advice may refer to:
  • Advice (opinion), an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct.
  • Advice (constitutional), in constitutional law, a frequently binding instruction issued to a constitutional office-holder
  • Advice in aspect-oriented programming, a piece of code executed when a join point is reached
  • Advice (complexity), in complexity theory, a string with extra information used by Turing machine or other computing device
  • Pay advice, whereby employees are informed of having received directly deposited pay
  • Legal advice, the giving of a formal and binding opinion regarding the substance or procedure of the law
  • Advice column, a regular feature in a newspaper or magazine
advice in Simple English: Advice

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