Consent



[kuh n-sent] /kənˈsɛnt/

verb (used without object)
1.
to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield (often followed by to or an infinitive):
He consented to the proposal. We asked her permission, and she consented.
2.
Archaic. to agree in sentiment, opinion, etc.; be in harmony.
noun
3.
permission, approval, or agreement; compliance; acquiescence:
He gave his consent to the marriage.
4.
agreement in sentiment, opinion, a course of action, etc.:
By common consent he was appointed official delegate.
5.
Archaic. accord; concord; harmony.
/kənˈsɛnt/
verb
1.
to give assent or permission (to do something); agree; accede
2.
(intransitive) (obsolete) to be in accord; agree in opinion, feelings, etc
noun
3.
acquiescence to or acceptance of something done or planned by another; permission
4.
accordance or harmony in opinion; agreement (esp in the phrase with one consent)
5.
age of consent, the lowest age at which the law recognizes the right of a person to consent to sexual intercourse
v.

early 13c., from Old French consentir (12c.) “agree, comply,” from Latin consentire “feel together,” from com- “with” (see com-) + sentire “to feel” (see sense (n.)). “Feeling together,” hence, “agreeing, giving permission,” apparently a sense evolution that took place in French before the word reached English. Related: Consented; consenting.
n.

c.1300, “approval,” also “agreement in sentiment, harmony,” from Old French consente, from consentir (see consent (v.)). Age of consent is attested from 1809.

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