valuable consideration

noun

Definition of valuable consideration

: an equivalent or compensation having value that is given for something acquired or promised (such as money or marriage) and that may consist either in a benefit accruing to one party or a loss falling upon the other

First Known Use of valuable consideration

1602, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of valuable consideration was in 1602

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“Valuable consideration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valuable%20consideration. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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