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A person who admonishes; an admonisher; specifically (chiefly with capital initial) any of the Puritans associated with the Admonition to the Parliament of 1572, condemning the episcopal government and ceremonies of the Church of England.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Bancroft (bap. 1544, d. 1610), archbishop of Canterbury. From admonition + -er. With general uses compare earlier admonitor and admonisher.
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