consideration

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[Con*sid`er*a·tion]

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.

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The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.

Noun
a considerate and thoughtful act

Noun
kind and considerate regard for others; "he showed no consideration for her feelings"

Noun
the process of giving careful thought to something

Noun
information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; "another consideration is the time it would take"

Noun
a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting); "consideration of the traffic problem took more than an hour"

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Noun
a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone


n.
The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.

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Attentive respect; appreciative regard; -- used especially in diplomatic or stately correspondence.

n.
Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice.

n.
Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence.

n.
The result of delibration, or of attention and examonation; matured opinion; a reflection; as, considerations on the choice of a profession.

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That which is, or should be, taken into account as a ground of opinion or action; motive; reason.

n.
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.


Consideration

Con*sid`er*a"tion , n. [L. consideratio: cf. F. considration.] 1. The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.
Let us think with consideration.
Consideration, like an angel, came.
2. Attentive respect; appreciative regard; -- used especially in diplomatic or stately correspondence.
The undersigned has the honor to repeat to Mr. Hulseman the assurance of his high consideration.
The consideration with which he was treated.
3. Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice.
Consideration for the poor is a doctrine of the church.
4. Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence.
Lucan is the only author of consideration among the Latin poets who was not explained for . . . the Dauphin.
5. The result of delibration, or of attention and examonation; matured opinion; a reflection; as, considerations on the choice of a profession. 6. That which is, or should be, taken into account as a ground of opinion or action; motive; reason.
He was obliged, antecedent to all other considerations, to search an asylum.
Some considerations which are necessary to the forming of a correct judgment.
7. (Law) 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. Bouvier. &hand; Consideration is what is done, or promised to be done, in exchange for a promise, and "as a mere advantage to the promisor without detriment to the promisee would not avail, the proper test is detriment to the promisee." Wharton.

The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.

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Usage Examples

The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it.

It will appear evident upon attentive consideration that equality of intellectual and physical advantages is the only sure foundation of liberty, and that such equality may best, and perhaps only, be obtained by a union of interests and cooperation in labor.

It is time to return to core values, time to get back to basics , to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for the others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family - and not shuffling it off on other people and the state.

Rather than waiting for future trials to determine rules that will impact every citizen, Congress should step in and write a law that takes every American's rights into consideration.

As long as I do a good job, I believe the future is going to take care of itself, but actually I like very much being in elected office and there is no consideration about doing anything different until I can be assured that we are going to have the best voting systems in the country.

For at the same time many people seem eager to extend the circle of our moral consideration to animals, in our factory farms and laboratories we are inflicting more suffering on more animals than at any time in history.

Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms - in themselves such judgments are stupidities.

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Other Usage Examples

Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities.

If time is money, it seems moral to save time, above all one's own, and such parsimony is excused by consideration for others. One is straight-forward.

Every animal has his or her story, his or her thoughts, daydreams, and interests. All feel joy and love, pain and fear, as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human animal afford them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace.

Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.

It is always a disappointment to turn from forthright consideration of some subject - whether from the Left or the Right, a poet or a plumber - to the Beltway version, in which the only aspects of the issue that matter are the effects it will have on the fortunes of the two parties and the various men in power.

Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual.

Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion.

Nations are equal in respect to each other, and entitled to claim equal consideration for their rights, whatever may be their relative dimensions or strength or however greatly they may differ in government, religion or manners.

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