plural -es

Definition of adviso

1 obsolete : advice sense 4
2 obsolete : advice sense 3
3 obsolete : dispatch boat

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First Known Use of adviso

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for adviso

modification (influenced by English advice) of Spanish aviso, back-formation from avisar to advise, inform, from French aviser

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