premonition


pre·mo·ni·tion

noun \ˌprē-mə-ˈni-shən, ˌpre-\

: a feeling or belief that something is going to happen when there is no definite reason to believe it will

Full Definition of PREMONITION

1
:  previous notice or warning :  forewarning
2
:  anticipation of an event without conscious reason :  presentiment

Examples of PREMONITION

  1. She had a premonition that he would call.
  2. <she had a premonition that her cat would somehow get hurt that day>

Origin of PREMONITION

Middle English premunition, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin premunition-, premunitio, alteration of Late Latin praemonitio, from Latin praemonēre to warn in advance, from prae- + monēre to warn — more at mind
First Known Use: 15th century

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