adequate consideration


adequate consideration
Such as is equal, or reasonably proportioned, to the value of that for which it is given. That which is not so disproportionate as to shock our sense of that morality and fair dealing which should always characterize transactions between man and man. Fair and reasonable under circumstances. Reasonably just and equitable.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • adequate consideration — see consideration Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. adequate consideration …   Law dictionary

  • adequate consideration — A fair and reasonable price for the subject matter of the contract; a consideration not so greatly disproportionate to the value as to offend against fair business dealing. Anno: 65 ALR 85 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • adequate consideration — sufficient recompense …   English contemporary dictionary

  • consideration — con·sid·er·a·tion n: something (as an act or forbearance or the promise thereof) done or given by one party for the act or promise of another see also contract compare motive ◇ Except in Louisiana, consideration is a necessary element to the… …   Law dictionary

  • adequate — ad·e·quate adj: lawfully and reasonably sufficient adequate grounds for a lawsuit Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. adequate …   Law dictionary

  • consideration — The inducement to a contract. The cause, motive, price, or impelling influence which induces a contracting party to enter into a contract. The reason or material cause of a contract. Some right, interest, profit or benefit accruing to one party,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • adequate — Sufficient; commensurate; equally efficient; equal to what is required; suitable to the case or occasion; satisfactory. Equal to some given occasion or work. Nissen v. Miller, 44 N.M. 487, 105 P.2d 324, 326 See also adequate care adequate cause… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Consideration in English law — is one of the three main building blocks of a contract. Consideration can be anything of value (such as an item or service), which each party to a legally binding contract must agree to exchange if the contract is to be valid. If only one party… …   Wikipedia

  • Consideration under English law — Consideration is one of the three main building blocks of a contract in English contract law. Consideration can be anything of value (such as an item or service), which each party to a legally binding contract must agree to exchange if the… …   Wikipedia

  • Consideration under American law — Contract law Part o …   Wikipedia


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