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consideration,

in law: see contractcontract,
in law, a promise, enforceable by law, to perform or to refrain from performing some specified act. In a general sense, all civil obligations fall under tort or contract law.
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consideration

In a building contract, the compensation that shall be paid by one party to another party in return for products and/or services rendered.

consideration

Law the promise, object, etc., given by one party to persuade another to enter into a contract
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Tulkinghorn, who has by this time got his hands in his pockets and is going on in his business consideration of the matter like a machine.
And I would wish in conclusion to remind you, as a business precaution, in case it should be necessary to recall the fact in any communication with Sir Leicester, that throughout our interview I have expressly stated my sole consideration to be Sir Leicester's feelings and honour and the family reputation.
From what it could arise, and where it would end, were considerations of equal perplexity and alarm.
Worldly prudence, perhaps, exacts some consideration on this head; nor will I absolutely and altogether condemn it.
My absolute reliance on her was the one earthly consideration which helped me to restrain myself, and gave me courage to wait.
Now I ask you, my dear sir, not only as your legal adviser, but as your very true friend, will you let slip the occasion of attaining all these objects, and doing all this good, for the paltry consideration of a few pounds finding their way into the pockets of a couple of rascals, to whom it makes no manner of difference, except that the more they gain, the more they'll seek, and so the sooner be led into some piece of knavery that must end in a crash?
But I hoped that what no consideration for yourself would induce you to do, a regard to our happiness might.
The wars of these two last-mentioned nations have in a great measure grown out of commercial considerations, -- the desire of supplanting and the fear of being supplanted, either in particular branches of traffic or in the general advantages of trade and navigation, and sometimes even the more culpable desire of sharing in the commerce of other nations without their consent.
The consideration paid by the relevant Director/PDMR for the shares is the amount of the cash dividend on the existing shareholding (see below).
So says a producer in the latest offering from Christopher Guest, ``For Your Consideration,'' which shines a light on the absurdity of the Hollywood ritual we now find ourselves in -- awards season.
Support for the proposed model was found and findings suggest that student self-perceived individualized consideration and passive leadership styles predict grades received for coursework from instructors.
COI is generally measured by reference to the portion of the acquirer stock used as consideration in the transaction, as this represents a continued proprietary interest on the part of the target shareholders in the reorganized corporation.