(Brit) a male person over the age of sixteen, who may legally engage in homosexual behaviour in private
an adult who willingly agrees to participate in a sexual act
noun, Law. 1. a judgment settled and agreed to by the parties to the action. Compare (def 2).
- Consent of the governed
A condition urged by many as a requirement for legitimate government: that the authority of a government should depend on the consent of the people, as expressed by votes in elections. (See Declaration of Independence, democracy, and John Locke.)
[kuh n-sen-choo-uh l] /kənˈsɛn tʃu əl/ adjective, Law. 1. involving or carried out by mutual consent: a consentual divorce.
[kon-si-kwens, -kwuh ns] /ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns/ noun 1. the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier: The accident was the consequence of reckless driving. 2. an act or instance of following something as an effect, result, or outcome. 3. the conclusion reached by a line of reasoning; inference. 4. importance or significance: a matter […]