ad·​vise·​ment | \əd-ˈvīz-mənt \

Definition of advisement 

1 : careful consideration : deliberation take a matter under advisement

2 : the act or process of advising someone (such as a college student)

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account, consideration, debate, deliberation, reflection, study, thought


short shrift

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we'll take that matter under advisement and get back to you later

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Judge Nicholas Schiralli took a plea deal for Kil under advisement in March that deferred prosecution for six months and about $669 in restitution. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "Judge still deciding sentence for St. John official in sign removal case," 14 June 2018 Barnes & Noble said the board chose to terminate Parneros under advisement by the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, without specifying what prompted the action. Matt Townsend,, "Barnes & Noble fires CEO without severance pay," 3 July 2018 SkyBridge, which helps clients invest money in hedge funds, had about $10 billion in assets under management or advisement as of February. Rob Copeland, WSJ, "HNA Scuttles Deal for Scaramucci’s SkyBridge," 30 Apr. 2018 Such an advisement would indicate that the Porter family believes 18-year-old Jontay’s draft stock is strong and that participating in the scrimmages could have hurt it more than helped it. Aaron Reiss, kansascity, "Michael Porter Sr. plans to stay at Mizzou, but will Jontay Porter stay in draft? | The Kansas City Star," 17 May 2018 But the ill-advisement of having brought them back flies in the face of evolution and the natural continuum. Kathryn Shattuck, New York Times, "Jeff Goldblum, Back in ‘Jurassic World’ and Making a Small Role Big," 15 June 2018 According to court records, the plea in April was taken under advisement with a Cobbs agreement between Sails and the court that would cap county jail time for Sails, which would be for one year. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Ex-teacher sentenced to probation in student's drowning in school pool," 30 May 2018 The appeals panel will now take the appeal under advisement and issue a ruling later. Maxine Bernstein,, "Naked violinist takes nude protest case before federal judges," 8 Mar. 2018 Terry, one of six vice presidents, led a division that includes academic advisement, admissions, records and financial aid. Anne Ryman, azcentral, "Rio Salado College vice president to resign amid allegations of sexual touching, harassment," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of advisement

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for advisement

Middle English avisement "examination, consideration, decision, advice, counsel," borrowed from Anglo-French, from aviser, adviser "to look at, examine, consider, give advice to, inform" + -ment -ment — more at advise

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ad·​vise·​ment | \əd-ˈvīz-mənt \

Legal Definition of advisement 

1 : careful consideration : deliberation take the matter under advisement

2 : the act or process of advising advisement of the debtor on matters relating to…his debts— J. H. Williamson

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