Definition for CON-TEM-PLA'TION

CON-TEM-PLA'TION, n. [L. contemplatio.]

  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. – Locke.
  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.

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