noun Date: 14th century 1. continuous and careful thought <
after long consideration he agreed to their requests
2. a. a matter weighed or taken into account when formulating an opinion or plan <
economic considerations forced her to leave college
b. a taking into account 3. thoughtful and sympathetic regard 4. an opinion obtained by reflection 5. esteem, regard <
the family built themselves a large, ugly villa…and became people of consideration — V. S. Pritchett
6. a. recompense, payment <
a consideration paid for legal services
b. the inducement to a contract or other legal transaction; specifically an act or forbearance or the promise thereof done or given by one party in return for the act or promise of another

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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