[kuh n-sen-shoo-uh l] /kənˈsɛn ʃu əl/
formed or existing merely by :
a consensual transaction.
Physiology. (of an action) involuntarily correlative with a voluntary action, as the contraction of the iris when the eye is opened.
(law) (of a contract, agreement, etc) existing by consent
(law) (of a sexual activity) performed with the consent of all parties involved
(of certain reflex actions of a part of the body) responding to stimulation of another part
also nonconsensual, by 1845, from non- + consensual. Earlier in same sense was non-consenting (1670s).
1754, “having to do with consent,” from stem of Latin consensus (see consensus) + -al (1). Meaning “by consent” is attested from 1800.
consensual con·sen·su·al (kən-sěn’shōō-əl)
[kuh n-sur-vuh-tiv] /kənˈsɜr və tɪv/ adjective 1. disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change. 2. cautiously moderate or purposefully low: a conservative estimate. 3. traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness: conservative suit. 4. (often initial capital letter) of or relating to the Conservative […]
[kuh n-sid-uh-rey-shuh n] /kənˌsɪd əˈreɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of considering; careful thought; meditation; deliberation: I will give your project full consideration. 2. something that is or is to be kept in mind in making a decision, evaluating facts, etc.: Age was an important consideration in the decision. 3. thoughtful or sympathetic regard or […]
[kuh n-sahyn-muh nt] /kənˈsaɪn mənt/ noun 1. the act of . 2. something that is . 3. Commerce. property sent to an agent for sale, storage, or shipment. adjective 4. of, relating to, or shipped as goods on consignment: consignment selling of gift items. Idioms 5. on consignment, (of goods) sent to an agent for […]
[kuh n-stich-oo-uh nt] /kənˈstɪtʃ u ənt/ adjective 1. serving to compose or make up a thing; component: the constituent parts of a motor. 2. having power to frame or alter a political constitution or fundamental law, as distinguished from lawmaking power: a constituent assembly. noun 3. a constituent element, material, etc.; component. 4. a person […]