[ad-vahyz-muh nt]


careful deliberation or consideration; consultation: The petition was taken under advisement.

Origin of advisement

1300–50; advise + -ment; replacing Middle English avisement < Old French Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for advisement

weighing, deliberation, calculation, study, scrutiny, consideration

British Dictionary definitions for advisement



US or archaic consultation; deliberation
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Word Origin and History for advisement

early 14c., avisement "examination, inspection, observation," from Old French avisement "consideration, reflection," from aviser (see advise). Meaning "advice, counsel" is from c.1400, as is that of "consultation, conference."

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