|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|1.||the act or an instance of considering; deliberation; contemplation|
|2.||take into consideration to bear in mind; consider|
|3.||under consideration being currently discussed or deliberated|
|4.||a fact or circumstance to be taken into account when making a judgment or decision|
|5.||on no consideration for no reason whatsoever; never|
|6.||thoughtfulness for other people; kindness|
|7.||payment for a service; recompense; fee|
|8.||thought resulting from deliberation; opinion|
|9.||law the promise, object, etc, given by one party to persuade another to enter into a contract|
|11.||in consideration of|
|a. because of|
|b. in return for|
in contract law, an inducement given to enter into a contract that is sufficient to render the promise enforceable in the courts. The technical requirement is either a detriment incurred by the person making the promise or a benefit received by the other person. Thus, the person seeking to enforce the promise must have paid, or bound himself to pay, money, parted with goods, spent time in labour, or foregone some profit or legal right. In a contract for the sale of goods, the money paid is the consideration for the vendor, and the property sold is the consideration for the purchaser.
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