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Consideration meaning

consideration - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.
  2. 2. Attentive respect; appreciative regard; -- used especially in diplomatic or stately correspondence.
  3. 3. Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice.
  4. 4. Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence.
  5. 5. The result of delibration, or of attention and examonation; matured opinion; a reflection; as, considerations on the choice of a profession.
  6. 6. That which is, or should be, taken into account as a ground of opinion or action; motive; reason.
  7. 7. The cause which moves a contracting party to enter into an agreement; the material cause of a contract; the price of a stripulation; compensation; equivalent.
  8. 8. The basis of a contract. Consideration is a benefit or right for which the parties to a contract must bargain; the contract is founded on an exchange of one form of consideration for another. Consideration may be a promise to perform a certain act -- for example, a promise to fix a leaky roof -- or a promise not to do something, such as build a second story on a house that will block the neighbor's view. Whatever its particulars, consideration must be something of value to the people who are making the contract.
  9. 9. Act of considering; deliberation; importance; reason; basis of a compact; allowance.

consideration - examples of usage

  1. This was repeated; and then curiosity got the better of consideration. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. Now it became the subject of consideration how to get the most out without putting anything in. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. What consideration after all did he owe to those who had not considered him? - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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