Consideration
Consideration Con*sid`er*a"tion (k[o^]n*s[i^]d`[~e]r*[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [L. consideratio: cf. F. consid['e]ration.] 1. The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention. [1913 Webster]

Let us think with consideration. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

Consideration, like an angel, came. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Attentive respect; appreciative regard; -- used especially in diplomatic or stately correspondence. [1913 Webster]

The undersigned has the honor to repeat to Mr. Hulseman the assurance of his high consideration. --D. Webster. [1913 Webster]

The consideration with which he was treated. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

3. Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice. [1913 Webster]

Consideration for the poor is a doctrine of the church. --Newman. [1913 Webster]

4. Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence. [1913 Webster]

Lucan is the only author of consideration among the Latin poets who was not explained for . . . the Dauphin. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

5. The result of delibration, or of attention and examonation; matured opinion; a reflection; as, considerations on the choice of a profession. [1913 Webster]

6. That which is, or should be, taken into account as a ground of opinion or action; motive; reason. [1913 Webster]

He was obliged, antecedent to all other considerations, to search an asylum. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Some considerations which are necessary to the forming of a correct judgment. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Note: 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • considération — [ kɔ̃siderasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. consideratio 1 ♦ Action d examiner avec attention. ⇒ attention, étude, examen. Affaire qui demande une longue considération. Vieilli Sans considération de personne. ⇒ acception. Mod. Être digne de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • considération — CONSIDÉRATION. sub. f. Action par laquelle on considère, on examine. Cela est digne de considération. Cela mérite considération, demande une longue considération, beaucoup de considération. f♛/b] En ce sens, il signifie au pluriel, Réflexions,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • consideration — Consideration. s. f. v. Action par laquelle on considere. Il a fait cela sans consideration. cela est digne de consideration. cela merite consideration. longue consideration. Il signifie aussi, Raison, esgard. Il a fait cela par telle… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • consideration — [kən sid΄ər ā′shən] n. [ME consideracioun < L consideratio] 1. the act of considering; careful thought or attention; deliberation 2. thoughtful or sympathetic regard for others 3. something that is, or should be, considered, as in making a… …   English World dictionary

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  • Consideration — bezeichnet im Common Law ein Erfordernis für die Einklagbarkeit von Verträgen. Zur Rechtslage in einzelnen Ländern siehe: Consideration (England und Wales) Consideration (Vereinigte Staaten) Diese Seite ist eine Begrif …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • consideration — mid 14c., a beholding, looking at, also keeping in mind, from O.Fr. consideracion (12c., Mod.Fr. considération), from L. considerationem (nom. consideratio) consideration, contemplation, reflection, noun of action from considerat , pp. stem of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • consideration — ► NOUN 1) careful thought. 2) a fact taken into account when making a decision. 3) thoughtfulness towards others. 4) a payment or reward. ● in consideration of Cf. ↑in consideration of …   English terms dictionary

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