valuable consideration

noun

: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Heavens Drive 737, Unit 8: $100 and other good and valuable consideration, Miriam Q. Morris to George L. Morris II. NOLA.com, 24 Dec. 2020 Pineland Acres subdivision, lot 2: $10 and other valuable consideration, Carolyn Shih to Li Shih. NOLA.com, 5 Nov. 2020 Ozone Woods subdivision, lot 14, square 19: $10 and other good and valuable consideration, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to TMVita LLC. NOLA.com, 17 Dec. 2020 Near Mandeville, portion of ground: $100 and other good and valuable consideration, Roberts C. Milling II, Michael D. Milling and Roswell K. Milling Jr. to JSM 5 LLC. NOLA.com, 29 Oct. 2020 Near Bush, portion of ground: $10 and other good and valuable consideration, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Dickson Development LLC. NOLA.com, 16 Oct. 2020 Near Bush, portion of ground: $10 and other good and valuable consideration, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Dickson Development LLC. NOLA.com, 8 Oct. 2020 Near Covington, portion of ground: $100 and other valuable consideration, Fitzjackel LLC to Sam J. Collett III. NOLA.com, 18 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of valuable consideration was in 1602

Dictionary Entries Near valuable consideration

valuable

valuable consideration

valuate

Cite this Entry

“Valuable consideration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valuable%20consideration. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Legal Definition

valuable consideration

see consideration

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