want of amicable demand.Louisiana law. A defensive pleading by a defendant who seeks to avoid, delay, or defeat the plaintiff’s petition. • A defendant may (1) refuse to participate in the suit (a declinatory exception), (2) seek to delay the litigation in the suit (a dilatory exception), or (3) seek to dismiss or defeat the suit (a peremptory exception). See declinatory exception, dilatory exception, peremptory exception under EXCEPTION(1). WANT OF CONSIDERATION

want of consideration.The lack of consideration for a contract. See CONSIDERATION(1). Cf. FAILURE OF CONSIDERATION. [Cases: Contracts  54(1), 84; Sales  21. C.J.S. Contracts §§ 87, 134; Sales § 27.]
[Blacks Law 8th]