Consideration

Definition of Consideration

Con`sid`er`a´tion   Pronunciation: kǒn`sĭd`ẽr`ā´shŭn
n.1.The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.
Let us think with consideration.
- Sir P. Sidney.
Consideration, like an angel, came.
- Shak.
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.
- D. Webster.
The consideration with which he was treated.
- Whewell.
3.Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice.
Consideration for the poor is a doctrine of the church.
- Newman.
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.
- Addison.
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.
- Dryden.
Some considerations which are necessary to the forming of a correct judgment.
- Macaulay.
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.

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