fair warning

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of fair warning

: enough warning to be able to avoid something bad
  • I'm giving you fair warning that you had better not discuss politics at dinner tonight.

Word by Word Definitions

fair play
  1. : marked by impartiality and honesty : free from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism

  2. : conforming with the established rules : allowed

  3. : consonant with merit or importance : due

  1. : a gathering of buyers and sellers at a particular place and time for trade

  2. : a competitive exhibition usually with accompanying entertainment and amusements

  3. : an exhibition designed to acquaint prospective buyers or the general public with a product

  1. : in a manner that is honest or impartial or that conforms to rules : in a fair manner

  2. : fairly

  1. : clear

  2. : to join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly

  1. : something that is fair or fortunate (see 1fair)

  2. : beauty, fairness

  3. : woman

warning play
  1. : the act of warning : the state of being warned

  2. : something that warns or serves to warn

  1. : serving as an alarm, signal, summons, or admonition


Law Dictionary

fair warning

noun

legal Definition of fair warning

: sufficient notification in a statute that particular conduct constitutes a crime — see also void-for-vagueness doctrine

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