perpension

noun
per·​pen·​sion | \ pə(r)ˈpenchən \
plural -s

Definition of perpension

: careful weighing in the mind : reflection, consideration give me the results of your perpensions— R. L. Stevenson

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History and Etymology for perpension

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 8 Aug. 2020.

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