concernment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kənˈsɜː(ɹ)nmənt/

Noun[edit]

concernment (countable and uncountable, plural concernments)

  1. (obsolete) The state or quality of being a concern
    • 1861, John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism[1]:
      Men really ought to leave off talking a kind of nonsense on this subject, which they would neither talk nor listen to on other matters of practical concernment.
  2. That in which one is concerned or interested; concern; affair; interest.
  3. importance; moment; consequence
    • 1651, Jer[emy] Taylor, The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living. [], 2nd edition, London: [] Francis Ashe [], →OCLC:
      Let every action of concernment be begun with prayer.
  4. concern; participation; interposition
  5. emotion of mind; solicitude; anxiety

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