concernment

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

concern +‎ -ment

NounEdit

concernment (countable and uncountable, plural concernments)

  1. (obsolete) The state or quality of being a concern
    • 1861, John Stuart Mill, “Utilitarianism”:
      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.
    • I. Watts
      Our everlasting concernments.
    • Milton
      To mix with thy concernments I desist.
  3. importance; moment; consequence
    • Jeremy Taylor
      Let every action of concernment be begun with prayer.
  4. concern; participation; interposition
    • Clarendon
      He married a daughter to the earl without any other approbation of her father or concernment in it, than suffering him and her come into his presence.
  5. emotion of mind; solicitude; anxiety
    • Dryden
      While they are so eager to destroy the fame of others, their ambition is manifest in their concernment.

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