One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Deliberate; careful, considered.
with object To weigh (a matter, subject, etc.) in the mind; to ponder, consider, contemplate. Also occasionally without object. Now rare.
1920s; earliest use found in The Times. From classical Latin ponderātus, past participle of ponderāre<br>late 15th century; earliest use found in Higden's Polychronicon. From classical Latin ponderāt-, past participial stem of ponderāre ponder.
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