past consideration

Definition of "past consideration"
  1. An act or object that was already provided and cannot be used as a motivation for further promises or actions from the other party, essentially lacking the element of exchange required for true consideration
How to use "past consideration" in a sentence
  1. The contract was declared unenforceable because the claim was based on past consideration.
  2. The lawyer advised that the past consideration wouldn't adequately support a valid contract.
  3. The judge ruled that the deed to the property was not effective due to the absence of a present or future consideration, only a past consideration.

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