Consent

Definition of Consent

Con`sent´
v. i.1.To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur.
[imp. & p. p. Consented; p. pr. & vb. n. Consenting.]
And Saul was consenting unto his death.
- Acts. viii. 1.
2.To indicate or express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or approval; to comply.
And whispering "I will ne'er consent," - consented.
- Byron.
v. t.1.To grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit.
Interpreters . . . will not consent it to be a true story.
- Milton.
n.1.Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord.
All with one consent began to make excuse.
- Luke xiv. 18.
They fell together all, as by consent.
- Shak.
2.Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence.
The melodious consent of the birds.
- Holland.
3.Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission.
Thou wert possessed of David's throne
By free consent of all.
- Milton.
4.(Law) Capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose, implying physical and mental power and free action.
5.(Physiol.) Sympathy. See Sympathy, 4.
Age of consent
(Law) an age, fixed by statute and varying in different jurisdictions, at which one is competent to give consent. Sexual intercourse with a female child under the age of consent is punishable as rape.

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