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1. A matter that is of concern.
2. Reference, relation, or importance.
3. Anxiety; worry.
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1. rare affair or business; concern
2. archaic a matter of importance
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(kənˈsɜrn mənt)

1. importance or moment.
2. relation or bearing.
3. anxiety or solicitude.
4. a thing in which one is involved or interested.
5. interest; involvement.
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1. The fact of being related to the matter at hand:
2. The quality or state of being important:
3. Curiosity about or attention to someone or something:
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Now having a night, a day, and still another night following before me in New Bedford, ere I could embark for my destined port, it became a matter of concernment where I was to eat and sleep meanwhile.
But, says an old writer, "he was so busied, belike about matters of higher concernment, that Spenser received no reward."* In the long-run, however, he did receive 50 pounds a year, as much as
But when to their feminine rage the indignation of the people is added, when the ignorant and the poor are aroused, when the unintelligent brute force that lies at the bottom of society is made to growl and mow, it needs the habit of magnanimity and religion to treat it godlike as a trifle of no concernment.
A collector recently bought at public auction, in London, for one hundred and fifty-seven guineas, an autograph of Shakspeare; but for nothing a school-boy can read Hamlet and can detect secrets of highest concernment yet unpublished therein.
And thus, though surrounded by circle upon circle of consternations and affrights, did these inscrutable creatures at the centre freely and fearlessly indulge in all peaceful concernments; yea, serenely revelled in dalliance and delight.
The exchange of ideas and know-how, as well as the discussion of obstacles in the mining industry and of the mineral industry's concernment, is something highly encouraged by IBRAM, mainly in the events promoted by the Association, which always attract a vast audience: undergraduates, government's authorities, policy makers, and business people.
HRH the Premier's patronage of the 2018 Government Forum in its third edition mirrors His Royal Highness's concernment with continuity of modernization and development of Government Action performance to achieve the Kingdom's aspired goals through his directives and constant keenness towards implementation of government projects and programmes that positively impact on the homeland's growth, prosperity and achievement of the citizens' aspirations.
(This, as he indicated in his introduction, is neither outlined in great detail nor applied in scenarios.) In Kurun's mind, while religion seems to have lost much of its influence in various disciplinary realms, it perhaps is still the primary basis for concernment with morality and, relatedly, politics.
The concernment of T wave alternans with cardiomyopathy identifies the vulnerability of these patients to ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.
(14) Christopher Blackwood, A Treatise Concerning Deniall of Christ: A subject of most high concernment for all those who intend to follow Christ (London, 1648; Wing: B3104).