ad·​vise·​ment | \ əd-ˈvīz-mənt How to pronounce advisement (audio) \

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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Examples of advisement in a Sentence

we'll take that matter under advisement and get back to you later
Recent Examples on the Web Under Wrobel’s advisement, Gibbs began smell training. oregonlive, "Months after contracting COVID-19, some will try anything to regain their sense of smell," 7 Feb. 2021 During this fall’s wildfires, some winemakers and other civilians took matters into their own hands (sometimes, it should be stressed, against the advisement of Cal Fire). Esther Mobley,, "The most overlooked wine stories of 2020," 31 Dec. 2020 The Transportation Security Administration screened more than three million people over the weekend, despite advisement from health officials not to travel. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "TSA screened more than 3M people this weekend despite CDC travel warnings," 23 Nov. 2020 The Supreme Court held virtual arguments on Monday and took the case under advisement. Scott Bauer, Star Tribune, "Wisconsin Supreme Court considers mask mandate challenge," 16 Nov. 2020 Ramsey County District Judge Lezlie Ott Marek has taken his defamation claim under advisement and is expected to issue a ruling. Matt Mckinney, Star Tribune, "Lake Elmo mayoral candidate Justin Bloyer alleges defamation in lawsuit against him," 14 Oct. 2020 The hearing concluded with Nichols taking the matter under advisement. Eriq Gardner, Billboard, "Trump's TikTok Ban Stopped by Judge," 27 Sep. 2020 Many have called for the county board of supervisors, under the advisement of Dr. Wilma Wooten, the region’s public health officer, to come up with its own reopening system that is more directly tailored to trends in the local community. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego County escapes most restrictive purple tier," 22 Sep. 2020 Ewing is being held at the Arapahoe County Detention Center, with an advisement hearing scheduled for Monday, Vikki Migoya, spokeswoman for the 18th Judicial District Attorney’1`s Office, said via email. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, "Murder suspect known as the Hammer Killer arrives in Colorado decades after cold case killings shook metro region," 28 Feb. 2020

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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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The first known use of advisement was in the 15th century

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17 Feb 2021

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“Advisement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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ad·​vise·​ment | \ əd-ˈvīz-mənt How to pronounce advisement (audio) \

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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