What is Consideration?

Consideration definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
the act of considering; careful thought; meditation; deliberation: I will give your project full consideration.
something that is or is to be kept in mind in making a decision, evaluating facts, etc.: Age was an important consideration in the decision.
thoughtful or sympathetic regard or respect; thoughtfulness for others: They showed no consideration for his feelings.
a thought or reflection; an opinion based upon reflection.
a recompense or payment, as for work done; compensation.
importance or consequence.

estimation; esteem: He is held in great consideration by the community.
Law. 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.