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Contemplation


CONTEMPLATION, noun [Latin]

1. The act of the mind in considering with attention; meditation; study; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject.

CONTEMPLATION is keeping the idea, brought into the mind, some time actually in view.

2. Holy meditation; attention to sacred things; a particular application of the foregoing definition.

To have in contemplation to intend or purpose, or to have under consideration.