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1. A matter that is of concern.
2. Reference, relation, or importance.
3. Anxiety; worry.


1. rare affair or business; concern
2. archaic a matter of importance


(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:
References in classic literature ?
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.
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autograph of Shakspeare; but for nothing a school-boy can read Hamlet and can detect secrets of highest concernment yet unpublished therein.
But, says an old writer, "he was so busied, belike about matters of higher concernment, that Spenser received no reward.
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.
Shaikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa who outlined the development of concernment with the issue of pan-Arab security and its correlation with joint Arab defence which was at the core of Arab security concept when the Arab League was established in the mid-1940s.
The small number of consumers may be ascribed to the fact that their concernment is obvious and does not need further explanation.
5) Dickinson believes, as befitting a man of his cultural training, that these Indians are "a Barbarous people, such as were generally accounted Man-Eaters"--a thought that causes him "deep Concernment," indeed "a deep Exercise and concernment.
Dedicated staff and departments have been assigned to ensure customer concernment.
With such concernment, by which individuals appropriate or lay claim to their past thoughts and actions, they become moral agents accountable for their conduct under the law.
A centralised administration, coordinated by the leader, who is, same time, owner and entrepreneur; the costs shaping has to be a continue concernment for the entrepreneur;
and in a matter too of so high concernment as Religion, by a Wife of a contrary Religion?