animadversion (n.) 1590s, "criticism, blame," also sometimes in early use simply "notice, attention" (now obsolete), from L. animadversionem (nom. animadversio) "investigation, inquiry; perception, observation," noun of action from pp. stem of animadverte "to take cognizance of," lit. "to turn the mind to," from animum, accusative of animus "mind" (see ANIMUS (Cf. animus)), + advertere "to turn to" (see ADVERTISE (Cf. advertise)). The sense of "to take notice of as a fault" was in Latin; in fact animadverto at times was a euphemism for "to punish with death."

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  • animadversion — Animadversion. s. f. Terme de Palais, Correction en paroles seulement. Ce Procureur a fait une friponnerie qui merite animadversion. une procedure si irreguliere merite animadversion. l animadversion de la Cour …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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