- 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.
- the act of considering; careful thought or attention; deliberation
- thoughtful or sympathetic regard for others
- something that is, or should be, considered, as in making a decision
- a thought or opinion produced by considering
- regard; esteem; importance
- a recompense, as for a service rendered; fee; compensation
- Law 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
Origin of considerationMiddle English consideracioun ; from Classical Latin consideratio
in consideration of
- because of
- in return for
on no consideration
take into consideration
- a. Careful thought; deliberation: We will give your proposal consideration.b. A result of considering; an opinion or a judgment: Is it your consideration that I should apply?
- A factor to be considered in forming a judgment or decision: Safety is the most important consideration in choosing a car.
- A treatment or account: The essay begins with a brief consideration of the history of the problem.
- Thoughtful concern for others; solicitude.
- High regard; esteem.
- Payment given in exchange for a service rendered; recompense: agreed to do it for a small consideration.
- Law Something promised, given, or done that has the effect of making an agreement a legally enforceable contract.
- The thought process of considering, of taking everything into account.
- After much consideration, I have decided to stay.
- Something considered as a reason or ground for a (possible) decision.
- 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!
- A payment or other recompense for something done.
- Sure I'll move my car, but only for a consideration.
- (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.
- Importance, claim to notice, regard.
consideration - Legal Definition