in consideration of

[in consideration of] {adv. phr.} 1. After thinking about andweighing; because of.

iN consideration of the boy's young age, thejudge did not put him in jail for carrying a gun.

2. In exchange for;because of; in payment for.

In consideration of the extra work Joehad done, his boss gave him an extra week's pay.

Compare: IN RETURN.