Ad*vice" (#), n. [OE. avis, F. avis; + OF. vis, fr. L. visum seemed, seen; really p. p. of videre to see, so that vis meant that which has seemed best. See Vision, and cf. Avise, Advise.]
An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.
We may give advice, but we can not give conduct.
Deliberate consideration; knowledge.
How shall I dote on her with more advice,
That thus without advice begin to love her?
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.
Counseling to perform a specific illegal act.
Advice boat, a vessel employed to carry dispatches or to reconnoiter; a dispatch boat. -- To take advice. (a) To accept advice. (b) To consult with another or others.
Syn. -- Counsel; suggestion; recommendation; admonition; exhortation; information; notice.
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