notice no‧tice [ˈnəʊts ǁ ˈnoʊ-] noun
1. [uncountable] information or a warning about something that is going to happen:

• These rules are subject to change without notice (= no notice needs to be given ) .

• Either party may terminate the contract with three months' notice.

• An employer who wants to dismiss an employee must give proper notice.

2. serve notice to officially warn someone that something is going to happen:

• The tenant has the right to serve notice on the landlord if they fail to carry out the rent review.

3. [countable] a formal document warning someone about something or asking them to do something
deˈficiency ˌnotice also ˌnotice of deˈficiency [countable]
TAX in the US, a document from the tax authorities informing someone that they owe more tax than they have paid
reˈnewal ˌnotice [countable] INSURANCE
an official document reminding someone that they must make an insurance policy continue for a further period of time. Renewal notices show all the details of the policy, and must be signed and returned:

• Your new premium is shown on your renewal notice.

4. [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES the period of time that someone works after they say that they are going to leave their job, or after they have been told to leave their job:

• The employee need not work out the period of notice if he prefers not to.

5. give/​hand in your notice to tell your employer that you are going to leave your job
6. [uncountable] PROPERTY also notice to quit, notice of eviction if a property owner gives someone notice to quit, or notice of eviction, they tell them to leave the property by a particular date:

• Once a Notice to Quit has been served upon you, and has expired, your landlord has the legal right to order you to leave your accommodation.

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notice UK US /ˈnəʊtɪs/ noun
[C] COMMUNICATIONS a piece of written information on paper, a board, a website, etc.: »

There was a notice about the proposed reorganization on all the office noticeboards.

[U] information or a warning about something that is going to happen in the future, or the period of time before it happens: »

An inspection can take place at any time without notice.

give (sb) notice (that) »

We hereby give notice that we have been appointed official receivers for the assets of the above-named company.

a week's/month's, etc. notice »

You will need to give a month's notice if you want to withdraw any of the cash.


These offices will remain closed until further notice.

[U] HR a letter or a statement saying that an employee will or must leave their job after a particular period of time: give in/hand in your notice »

The situation at work was so bad that I decided to hand in my notice.

give sb notice »

Many of the junior staff were given notice to leave.

[U] HR the period of time that an employee works in their job after they have said that they are leaving, or after they have been asked to leave: a week's/month's, etc. notice »

In this type of job you usually only have a week's notice.


They paid me for the two weeks instead of making me work out my notice.

[C or U] LAW a formal document or statement that tells someone to do something, or gives them information about something: »

The tenants refused to leave and have now been served with notices of eviction by the landlord.


All the redundancy notices have now gone out to the members of staff affected.

at short notice — Cf. at short notice
notice to quit — Cf. notice to quit
put sb on notice (that) — Cf. put sb on notice that
serve notice (that) — Cf. serve notice that
See also BANKRUPTCY NOTICE(Cf. ↑bankruptcy notice), DEFICIENCY NOTICE(Cf. ↑deficiency notice), MONEY AT CALL AND SHORT NOTICE(Cf. ↑money at call and short notice), RENEWAL NOTICE(Cf. ↑renewal notice)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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