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1. The quality or practice of being advertent; heedfulness.
2. The action of being attentive; attention or consideration.

[Middle English, from Old French advertance, from Medieval Latin advertentia, from Latin advertēns, advertent-, present participle of advertere, to turn toward; see adverse.]


(ədˈvɜːtəns) or


heedfulness or attentiveness
adˈvertent adj
adˈvertently adv


(ædˈvɜr tns)

1. the act of being advertent; heedfulness.
2. advertency.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.advertence - the process of being heedfuladvertence - the process of being heedful  
attentiveness, heed, paying attention, regard - paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences"
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So we could still ask whether official advertence to sex should suffice for higher scrutiny.
And according to these various states and textures of actions to be done or omitted, the decisions are more difficult and inevident, and the variety of Mens Judgments give different Theorys and make different Conclusions touching them: And therefore to settle and determine these (r) is required much exercise of the reasoning faculty, much Judgment and advertence which doth not so commonly fall under ordinary Capacities, this we may easily perceive in the curious and subtile Works of Many Writers of Morall Philosophy and in the (a) Schoolmen (b) and Casuists of this and /fol.
Bernard Lonergan argued that a Thomist theory of intellect must begin with advertence to the act of understanding.
once they have arisen, they may be reinforced by advertence and approval, and they may be curtailed by disapproval and distraction" (p.
I mention these unsavory news items with a good deal of reluctance, but not without purpose: James Kalb's advertence to a moral "antiworld" in the lead essay of this issue of Modern Age may at first seem somewhat extreme.
In both cases, the defendant is by hypothesis unblameworthy in that he has acted without advertence or negligent inadvertence to the possibility that his conduct might be criminal.
I do not press it as having precise application, but in so far as it embraces a balancing of rights, a consideration of the relativity of rights involving advertence to social purpose as well as to personal advantage, it is the peaceful picketer who has cause for complaint against interference with her, rather than the shopping centre owner having a legally cognizable complaint.
192, 199 (1991) (stating the rule that ignorance of the law is no defense is "[b]ased on the notion that the law is definite and knowable"); 1 AUSTIN, supra note 11, at 480-81 ("Ignorance or error with regard to matter of fact, is often inevitable: That is to say, no attention or advertence could prevent it.
Given the omnipresence of mental illness and disability prejudice, advocates must preserve the normative fabric of the Convention, wherein persons with disability "are entitled without any discrimination to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law" (Article 5(1)) This counsel of role moderation and advertence to responsibilities to the justice system is by no means radical.
The position of gut hormones and adipokines has been delineated with particular advertence to ghrelin, PYY and leptin and their prospective pharmacotherapeutic denouement.
This study may represent an advertence on concomitant use of garlic or its bioactive constituent, SACS, with captopril.
18) For example, we may speak of events of salience, affection, advertence, and engagement, with each event genetically motivating the next.