Let us think with consideration. --Sir P.
Consideration, like an angel, came. --Shak.
2. Attentive respect; appreciative regard; -- used especially
in diplomatic or stately correspondence.
The undersigned has the honor to repeat to Mr.
Hulseman the assurance of his high consideration.
The consideration with which he was treated.
3. Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice.
Consideration for the poor is a doctrine of the
4. Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or
Lucan is the only author of consideration among the
Latin poets who was not explained for . . . the
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.
He was obliged, antecedent to all other
considerations, to search an asylum. --Dryden.
Some considerations which are necessary to the
forming of a correct judgment. --Macaulay.
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.
Note: 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