perpension

noun

per·​pen·​sion
pə(r)ˈpenchən
plural -s
: careful weighing in the mind : reflection, consideration
give me the results of your perpensionsR. L. Stevenson

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin perpension-, perpensio, from Latin perpensus (past participle of perpendere to perpend) + -ion, -io -ion

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“Perpension.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perpension. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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