- something that suffices to make an informal promise legally binding, usually some value given in exchange for the promise.
- the hearing of a case by a tribunal.
- in view of.
- in return or recompense for: She was offered money in consideration of her efforts.
Origin of consideration
Examples from the Web for consideration
There were even heartfelt pleas for consideration, before—what?
Prizes may not be exchanged for cash or any other consideration.
But in those detailed lists of obstacles, they forgot to take into consideration the power of the human spirit.
He was a biggish lad, with a boyish, slightly mischievous grin, and thoughtfulness and consideration were seamed in his character.
I just got The Hollywood Reporter the other day and there was the American Horror Story For Your Consideration ad.Joan Allen on ‘The Killing’ Finale and That Mother of a Twist|Kevin Fallon|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is a chasm between the consideration of letting Australia or letting India go, which is too wide to be bridged.Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day|Alfred Farthing Robbins
When people live in flats, it is essential that they show some consideration for their neighbours.The Lady of the Basement Flat|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The social idea is to be entirely excluded from consideration.
And so we let the schooner go by, and turned to the consideration of our plans.Pieces of Eight|Richard le Gallienne
His consideration for other authors was as marked a characteristic as his tone towards his reader.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)|Charles Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for consideration
- because of
- in return for
Word Origin and History for consideration
mid-14c., "a beholding, looking at," also "keeping in mind," from Old French consideracion (12c., Modern French considération), from Latin considerationem (nominative consideratio) "consideration, contemplation, reflection," noun of action from past participle stem of considerare (see consider). Meaning "a taking into account" is from mid-15c.; that of "something given in payment" is from c.1600.
Idioms and Phrases with consideration
see in consideration of; take into account (consideration); under consideration.