Last modified on 12 March 2014, at 03:32
concern + -ment
concernment (countable and uncountable, plural concernments)
- (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.
- That in which one is concerned or interested; concern; affair; interest.
- I. Watts
- Our everlasting concernments.
- To mix with thy concernments I desist.
- importance; moment; consequence
- Jeremy Taylor
- Let every action of concernment be begun with prayer.
- concern; participation; interposition
- 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.
- emotion of mind; solicitude; anxiety
- While they are so eager to destroy the fame of others, their ambition is manifest in their concernment.