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Definition of Consideration


  1. The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.
  2. Attentive respect; appreciative regard; -- used especially in diplomatic or stately correspondence.
  3. Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice.
  4. Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence.
  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.
  7. 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 Quotations

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.
John Major

My mother early on taught us to respect all animals, and I mean all animals - not just cats and dogs but rats and snakes and spiders and fish and wildlife, so I really grew up believing they are just like us and just as deserving of consideration.
Joanna Lumley

Within the hearts men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success.
Bryant H. McGill

The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.
Frida Kahlo

The only true source of politeness is consideration. - William Gilmore Simms
The only true source of politeness is consideration.
William Gilmore Simms
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Consideration Translations

consideration in German is Gegenleistung, Hinweis
consideration in Italian is considerazione
consideration in Norwegian is hensyn, overveielse
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