Consideration meaning

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The definition of consideration is careful thought or attention or compassionate regard for someone or something.

An example of consideration is someone deciding between two options for dinner.

An example of consideration is someone bringing a friend dinner who just had a baby.

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Payment given in exchange for a service rendered; recompense.

Agreed to do it for a small consideration.

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Something promised, given, or done that has the effect of making an agreement a legally enforceable contract.
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Thoughtful concern for others; solicitude.
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High regard; esteem.
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The act of considering; careful thought or attention; deliberation.
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Thoughtful or sympathetic regard for others.
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A recompense, as for a service rendered; fee; compensation.
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A treatment or account.

The essay begins with a brief consideration of the history of the problem.

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Something that is, or should be, considered, as in making a decision.
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A thought or opinion produced by considering.
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Something of value to either the promisee or the promisor of a contract (usually cash, but also property, a promise to do something or not to do something, and so on) that is given or will be given by the promisee to the promisor in exchange for a performance or a promise of a performance by the promisor. For the contract to be enforceable, the consideration must be something that the promisee, to his or her detriment or loss, is giving up, or something that benefits the promisor.
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Consideration that is of a great enough value to be meaningful in light of the performance or promise that it is being exchanged for and that has a measurable financial value to either the promisee or the promisor.
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Something considered as a reason or ground for a (possible) decision.
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The tendency to consider others.

You showed remarkable consideration in giving up your place for your friend.

Will you noisy children show some consideration and stop your infernal screaming? I'm trying to study!

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A factor to be considered in forming a judgment or decision.

Safety is the most important consideration in choosing a car.

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Regard; esteem; importance.
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Something of value given or done in exchange for something of value given or done by another, in order to make a binding contract; inducement for a contract.
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Consider-ation that is neither a detriment or loss to a promisee nor a benefit to the promisor. For example, the promise to pay for an item with something that is worthless to both the promisee and the promisor is gratuitous consideration. A contract based on such consideration is unenforceable.
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Consideration that contravenes the law, public policy, or the public interest. For example, the promise to physically harm someone in exchange for an item is illegal consideration. A contract based on such consideration is unenforceable.
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Consideration that is so small that it has no meaningful value in light of the performance or promise that it is being exchanged for. For example, when buying a $10 million business for only one dollar, the dollar is nominal consideration. Traditionally, courts did not consider the value of the consideration when determining the enforceability of a contract, but today a nominal consideration might be viewed as evidence that the contract is unconscionable or is, in reality, a gift rather than a contract.
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Consideration consisting of an act performed or promise given in the past. For example, the promise to pay a debt that one is already obligated to pay is past consideration. A contract based on such consideration is usually unenforceable because, typically, the original performance was done or the original promise was made for some reason other than to exchange it for the current performance or promise of the promisor.
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Consider-ation that is of a great enough value to be meaningful in light of the performance or promise that it is being exchanged for.
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The thought process of considering, of taking everything into account.

After much consideration, I have decided to stay.

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A payment or other recompense for something done.

Sure I'll move my car, but only for a consideration.

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(law) A matter of inducement for something promised; something valuable given as recompense for a promise, which causes the promise to become binding as a contract.
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Importance, claim to notice, regard.
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in consideration of
  • In view of; on account of:.
    Turned back in consideration of the worsening weather.
  • In return for:.
    A gift given in consideration of her hard work.
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in consideration of
  • Because of.
  • In return for.
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on no consideration
  • Not for any reason; never.
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take into consideration
  • To keep in mind; take into account; make allowance for.
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under consideration
  • Being thought over or discussed.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in consideration of
in consideration of
on no consideration
under consideration

Origin of consideration

  • From Old French consideracion, from Latin consideratio. See consider.
    From Wiktionary