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What it means: to deliver a "stern"?

For learning: English
Base language: English
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    Is there more to the sentence? Is it perhaps "deliver a stern warning"? "Stern" is usually an adjective. As a noun it refers to part of a ship, but not something that can be delivered.

    (of a person or their manner) Serious and unrelenting, esp. in the assertion of authority and exercise of discipline.
    The rearmost part of a ship or boat.
    severe - austere - hard - rigid - rigorous - strict

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