- 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
Synonyms for consideration
- because of
- in return for
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.
in consideration of
In view of, on account of, as in We turned back in consideration of the worsening weather. [First half of 1500s]
In return for, as in She received an honorarium in consideration of her key contributions. [c. 1600]
see in consideration of; take into account (consideration); under consideration.