Ad*vice" (?), n. [OE. avis, F. avis; ? + OF. vis, fr. L. visum seemed, seen; really p. p. of videre to see, so that vis meant that which has seemed best. See Vision, and cf. Avise, Advise.] 1. An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.

We may give advice, but we can not give conduct.

2. Deliberate consideration; knowledge. [Obs.]

How shall I dote on her with more advice,
That thus without advice begin to love her?

3. Information or notice given; intelligence; as, late advices from France; -- commonly in the plural.

☞ In commercial language, advice usually means information communicated by letter; -- used chiefly in reference to drafts or bills of exchange; as, a letter of advice. McElrath.

4. (Crim. Law) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act. Wharton.

Advice boat, a vessel employed to carry dispatches or to reconnoiter; a dispatch boat. -- To take advice. (a) To accept advice. (b) To consult with another or others.

Syn. -- Counsel; suggestion; recommendation; admonition; exhortation; information; notice.