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


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Examples of advisement in a Sentence

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

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Element Pointe, which has $400 million in assets under advisement, is also looking to scoop up shares of truckload carrier Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., Mr. Dominguez said. Jessica Menton, WSJ, "Transports Are Rallying but Aren’t Yet Sending ‘An All Clear’ on Economy," 11 Feb. 2019 So take the Scotts' warning under advisement, and make sure your more gullible friends and family are aware, too. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "There's A Property Brothers Scam Circulating On The Internet," 25 Jan. 2019 In this instance, the TSA officer provided advisements during the pat-down and was extremely polite. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "TSA searches 96-year-old woman in wheelchair in viral video, sparking outrage," 9 June 2018 In this instance, the TSA officer provided advisements during the pat-down and was extremely polite. CBS News, "Video of TSA agents searching 96-year-old woman in wheelchair sparks outrage," 8 June 2018 In this instance, the TSA officer provided advisements during the pat-down and was extremely polite. Lori Aratani, Washington Post, "Watch the video of TSA officers doing a pat-down of a 96-year-old woman in a wheelchair that has people outraged," 7 June 2018 Boudreau's attorney says the charge will be held under advisement by the Livingston County District Court until May, and that it'll be dismissed as long as Boudreau complies with all court orders. Fox News, "Officer pleads no contest after accidental gun firing in gym," 17 Aug. 2018 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

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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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