1. Noun.  The thought process of considering, of taking everything into account.
  2. Noun.  Something considered as a reason or ground for a (possible) decision.
  3. Noun.  The tendency to consider others.
  4. Noun.  A payment or other recompense for something done.
  5. Noun.  (context, legal) A matter of inducement for something promised; something valuable given as recompense for a promise, which causes the promise to become binding as a contract.

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