Consideration is a typical element of contracts in common law systems. Under Brazilian law, consideration is not required in order for a contract to be enforceable. Thus, in Brazil, a gift ("doação") is an enforceable contract although it has no element of consideration.
payment or something of value made in exchange for performance of a contract that is acceptable for a contract to be binding. In common law systems, consideration is a necessary element for an enforceable contract.
A non-compete clause cannot be enforced if it lacks adequate consideration.
the phrase adequate consideration is often used to say that not enough thought has been given to a particular issue
The courts must give adequate consideration to the victims of crime.