fair warning

Definition of fair warning

  1. :  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

fairplay
  1. :  pleasing to the eye or mind especially because of fresh, charming, or flawless quality

    :  superficially pleasing :  specious

    :  clean, pure

  1. :  beauty, fairness

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

    :  woman

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

    :  fairly

  1. :  clear

    :  to join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly

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

    :  a competitive exhibition usually with accompanying entertainment and amusements

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

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

    :  something that warns or serves to warn

    :  a notice or bulletin that alerts the public to an imminent hazard (such as a tornado, thunderstorm, or flood)

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


Law Dictionary

fair warning

noun

Legal Definition of fair warning

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


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