Consideration

Con*sid`er*a"tion

(kn*sd`r*"shn), n. [L. consideratio: cf. F. considration.] 1. The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.
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Let us think with consideration.
Sir P. Sidney.
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Consideration, like an angel, came.
Shak.
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2. Attentive respect; appreciative regard; -- used especially in diplomatic or stately correspondence.
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The undersigned has the honor to repeat to Mr. Hulseman the assurance of his high consideration.
D. Webster.
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The consideration with which he was treated.
Whewell.
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3. Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice.
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Consideration for the poor is a doctrine of the church.
Newman.
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4. Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence.
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Lucan is the only author of consideration among the Latin poets who was not explained for . . . the Dauphin.
Addison.
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5. 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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6. That which is, or should be, taken into account as a ground of opinion or action; motive; reason.
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He was obliged, antecedent to all other considerations, to search an asylum.
Dryden.
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Some considerations which are necessary to the forming of a correct judgment.
Macaulay.
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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.
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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.
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