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consultation

CONSULTATION, n.

1. The act of consulting; deliberation of two or more persons, with a view to some decision.

The chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes. Mark 15.

2. The persons who consult together; a number of persons seeking mutually each others opinions and advice; a council for deliberation; as, a consultation of physicians was called.

Writ of consultation, in law, a writ awarded by a superior court, to return a cause, which had been removed by prohibition from the court Christian, to its original jurisdiction; so called because the judges on consultation find the prohibition ill founded.



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CONSULTATION, n.

1. The act of consulting; deliberation of two or more persons, with a view to some decision.

The chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes. Mark 15.

2. The persons who consult together; a number of persons seeking mutually each others opinions and advice; a council for deliberation; as, a consultation of physicians was called.

Writ of consultation, in law, a writ awarded by a superior court, to return a cause, which had been removed by prohibition from the court Christian, to its original jurisdiction; so called because the judges on consultation find the prohibition ill founded.

CON-SULT-A'TION, n.

  1. The act of consulting; deliberation of two or more persons, with a view to some decision. The chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes. – Mark xv.
  2. The persons who consult together; a number of persons seeking mutually each other's opinions and advice; a council for deliberation; as, a consultation of physicians was called. – Wiseman. Writ of consultation, in law, a writ awarded by a superior court, to return a cause which had been removed by prohibition from the court Christian, to its original jurisdiction; so called because the judges on consultation find the prohibition ill founded. – Blackstone.

Con`sul*ta"tion
  1. The act of consulting or conferring; deliberation of two or more persons on some matter, with a view to a decision.

    Thus they doubtful consultations dark
    Ended.
    Milton.

  2. A council or conference, as of physicians, held to consider a special case, or of lawyers restained in a cause.

    Writ of consultation (Law), a writ by which a cause, improperly removed by prohibition from one court to another, is returned to the court from which it came; -- so called because the judges, on consultation, find the prohibition ill-founded.

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Consultation

CONSULTATION, noun

1. The act of consulting; deliberation of two or more persons, with a view to some decision.

The chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes. Mark 15:1.

2. The persons who consult together; a number of persons seeking mutually each others opinions and advice; a council for deliberation; as, a consultation of physicians was called.

Writ of consultation in law, a writ awarded by a superior court, to return a cause, which had been removed by prohibition from the court Christian, to its original jurisdiction; so called because the judges on consultation find the prohibition ill founded.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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