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.
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            We may give advice, but we can not give conduct.
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   2. Deliberate consideration; knowledge. [Obs.]
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            How shall I dote on her with more advice,
            That thus without advice begin to love her? --Shak.
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   3. Information or notice given; intelligence; as, late
      advices from France; -- commonly in the plural.
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   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.
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   4. (Crim. Law) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act.
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   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.
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   Syn: Counsel; suggestion; recommendation; admonition;
        exhortation; information; notice.
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