Assent

Definition of Assent

As`sent´
v. t.1.To admit a thing as true; to express one's agreement, acquiescence, concurrence, or concession.
[imp. & p. p. Assented; p. pr. & vb. n. Assenting.]
Who informed the governor . . . And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.
- Acts xxiv. 9.
The princess assented to all that was suggested.
- Macaulay.
n.1.The act of assenting; the act of the mind in admitting or agreeing to anything; concurrence with approval; consent; agreement; acquiescence.
Faith is the assent to any proposition, on the credit of the proposer.
- Locke.
The assent, if not the approbation, of the prince.
- Prescott.
Too many people read this ribaldry with assent and admiration.
- Macaulay.
Royal assent
in England, the assent of the sovereign to a bill which has passed both houses of Parliament, after which it becomes law.

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