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Definitions of consideration

  1. information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; " another consideration is the time it would take"
  2. a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
  3. a considerate and thoughtful act
  4. the process of giving careful thought to something
  5. a discussion of a topic ( as in a meeting); " consideration of the traffic problem took more than an hour"
  6. The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.
  7. Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice.
  8. Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence.
  9. The result of delibration, or of attention and examonation; matured opinion; a reflection; as, considerations on the choice of a profession.
  10. That which is, or should be, taken into account as a ground of opinion or action; motive; reason.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. The act of taking thought or reflecting; claim to notice; importance; mature thought; regard for others; thoughtfulness.
  14. Deliberation: importance: motive or reason: compensation: the reason or basis of a compact.
  15. Act of considering; deliberation; importance; reason; basis of a compact; allowance.
  16. The act of considering.
  17. Thoughtful and kindly feeling or treatment.
  18. A circumstance to be considered.
  19. Something given or paid; remuneration.
  20. Importance; consequence.
  21. The act of considering; regard; serious deliberation; meditation; motive of action; influence; important reason; compensation; the price or motive of a stipulation.
  22. Mature thought; reflection; regard; claim to notice; that which induces to an agreement, as in a contract or bargain.

Usage examples for consideration

  1. Whether you have broken with Mr. Bertram or not, there has been that between you which makes it your duty in this matter to regard his happiness as your first consideration. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  2. After much consideration he decided he would go blind. – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  3. I think it is a subject the consideration of which ought not to fall on any individual. – Maxims And Opinions Of Field-Marshal His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, Selected From His Writings And Speeches During A Public Life Of More Than Half A Century by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
  4. I forgot where else it has been, but it's been kept perfectly safe and treated with every consideration. – The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
  5. Let me know that, and I will give the matter my most careful consideration. – The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn by Harry Collingwood
  6. George, after serious consideration, thought they should. – The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne by Kathleen Norris
  7. " Thank you for your consideration," she smiled. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  8. Such is the case offered to our consideration. – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  9. Finally, yet another curious consideration. – Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley
  10. However, as usual, my courage soon got the better of my strength, and of every consideration of personal safety. – The Memoirs of Louis XV. and XVI., Volume 7 Being Secret Memoirs of Madame du Hausset, Lady's Maid to Madame de Pompadour, and of an Unknown English Girl and The Princess Lamballe by Madame du Hausset, and of an Unknown English Girl and the Princess Lamballe
  11. And since when such consideration? – The Squatter and the Don by C. Loyal
  12. If you hadn't any consideration for me, you might have thought of Edith. – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  13. This was a consideration that Linda would never have shown Nan. – Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border by Annie Roe Carr
  14. I will not be anybody's maid for another day on any consideration. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  15. 2900; and the angle to which it is bent is an important consideration. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  16. You ask questions of the stranger without any consideration. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  17. " They have not given it the same amount of consideration, that is all. – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  18. In consideration of receiving the account of the factory, this official subscribed for the commission firm to fifty or a hundred shares of Pacolet's stock. – The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South by Broadus Mitchell
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