want of consideration

Absence of consideration; failure of consideration; insufficiency of consideration. See failure of consideration; sufficient consideration.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • want of consideration — In the general law of contracts, this term means a total lack of any valid consideration for a contract, while failure of consideration is the neglect, refusal or failure of one of the parties to perform or furnish the consideration agreed on.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • partial want of consideration — The situation where an instrument is given in part for a valuable consideration and in part as a gift. Anno: 161 ALR 1372, 1378; 11 Am J2d B & N § 244. See partial failure of consideration …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • failure of consideration — As applied to notes, contracts, conveyances, etc., this term does not necessarily mean a want of consideration, but implies that a consideration, originally existing and good, has since become worthless or has ceased to exist or been extinguished …   Black's law dictionary

  • partial failure of consideration — The failure of a party to a contract to receive all that was due him under the terms of the contract. A defense pro tanto; an excuse for nonperformance by the other party where there is no substantial consideration left in support of the promise… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • W.E.B. Du Bois: What African Americans Want (1903) — ▪ Primary Source       Although they came to represent divergent perspectives on civil rights, Booker T. Washington (Washington, Booker T) and W.E.B. Du Bois were the two leading African American spokesmen at the turn of the twentieth century.… …   Universalium

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