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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Advice \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.] 1. An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel. [1913 Webster] We may give advice, but we can not give conduct. --Franklin. [1913 Webster] 2. Deliberate consideration; knowledge. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] How shall I dote on her with more advice, That thus without advice begin to love her? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Information or notice given; intelligence; as, late advices from France; -- commonly in the plural. [1913 Webster] Note: 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. [1913 Webster] 4. (Crim. Law) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act. --Wharton. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: Counsel; suggestion; recommendation; admonition; exhortation; information; notice. [1913 Webster]