con·sent n
1 a: compliance in or approval of what is done or proposed by another; specif: the voluntary agreement or acquiescence by a person of age or with requisite mental capacity who is not under duress or coercion and usu. who has knowledge or understanding see also age of consent, informed consent, rape, statutory rape
b: a defense claiming that the victim consented to an alleged crime (as rape)
2: agreement as to action or opinion
shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treatiesU.S. Constitution art. II
a contract is formed by the consent of the parties established through offer and acceptanceLouisiana Civil Code; specif: voluntary agreement by a people to organize a civil society and give authority to a government
consent vi
con·sent·er n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun accedence, acceptance, accord, acknowledgment, acquiescence, admission, adoption, affirmance, affirmation, agreement, allowance, approbation, approval, assent, assurance, authentication, authority, authorization, certification, commendation, compliance, concession, concord, concordance, concurrence, confirmation, consensus, corroboration, countenance, empowering, endorsement, entitlement, grace, grant, guarantee, harmony, indulgence, leave, legalization, license, permission, permit, ratification, sanction, stipulation, subscription, sufferance, support, tolerance, toleration, unison, unity, validation, verification, vouchsafement, warrant, warranty, willingness associated concepts: consent decree, consent in writing, consent judgment, consent of adoptive parents, consent of owner, consent of parties, consent to a taking, consent to an act, consent to search, express consent, implied consent, legal consent, limited consent, mutual consent, parental consent, qualified consent, removal of an action by consent, voluntary consent, without consent foreign phrases:
- Consensus non concubitus facit nuptias vel matrimonium et consentire non possunt ante annos nubiles. — Consent, not cohabitation, constitutes nuptials or marriage, and persons cannot consent before marriageable years.
- Consensus voluntas multorum ad quos res pertinet, simul juncta. — Consent is the united will of several interested in one subject matter
- Consentientes et aqentes pari poena plectentur. — Persons who consent and those who perform are subject to the same penalties.
- Longa patientia trahitur ad consensum. — Long sufferance is construed as consent
- Itelius estomnia mala pati quant malo consentire. — It is better to suffer every ill than to consent to evil.
- Nihil consensui tarn controrium est quam vis atque metus. — Nothing is as much opposed to consent as force and fear
- Non consentH qui errat. — He who makes a mistake does not consent
- Non refert an quis assensum suum praefert verbis aut rebus ipsis et factis. — It matters not whether a man gives his consent by his words or by his acts and deeds.
- Non videntur qui errant consentire. — Those who err are not deemed to consent
- Non videtur consensum retinuisse si quis ex praescripto minantis aliquid immutavit. — He does not appear to have retained consent who has changed anything through menaces
- Nuptias non cuncubltus sed consensus facit. — Not cohabitation but consent makes the marriage
- Omne jus aut consensus fecit, aut necessttas constitutt aut firmavit consuetudo. — Consent created, necessity established, or custom has confirmed every law
- Omnis consensus tolltt errorem. — Every consent removes error
- Qui tacet. consentire videtur. — He who is silent, is deemed to consent
- Actus me invito factus non est meus actus. — An act done against my will is not my act.
- Agentes et consentientes pari poena plectentur. — Acting and consenting parties are liable to the same punishment
- Consensus est voluntas plurium ad quos res pertinett simul juncta. — Consent is the conjoint will of several persons to whom the thing belongs
- Consensus facit legem. — Consent makes the law
- Consensus tollH errorem. — Consent removes or obviates mistake
- Quod meum est sine me auferri non potest. — What is mine cannot be taken away without my consent.
- Volenti non fit injuria. — He who consents cannot receive an injury
II verb accede, accept, accord, acquiesce, acisentire, affirm, agree, allow, approve, assent, authorize, be in favor of, be willing, come to terms, comply, concur, consentire, endorse, give approval, give consent, give permission, grant, gratify, have no objection, indicate willingness, license, permit, ratify, sanction, suffer, support, tolerate, warrant, yield associated concepts: consent to an adjournment, consent to jurisdiction III index accede (concede), acceptance, acquiescence, advocate, agree (comply), agree (contract), agreement (concurrence), allow (endure), approval, assent (noun), assent (verb), bestow, capacity (authority), capitulation, certify (approve), charter (sanction), close (agree), coincide (concur), compatibility, compliance, concede, concordance, concur (agree), confirm, conformity (agreement), conformity (obedience), contribution (participation), defer (yield in judgment), dispensation (exception), enable, franchise (license), grant (concede), indorsement, leave (permission), let (permit), license, obey, option (contractual provision), pass (approve), permission, permit, promise, promise (vow), ratification, recognize (acknowledge), sanction (permission), subscribe (promise), subscription, suffer (permit), tolerate, vouchsafe, yield (submit)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To agree voluntarily; to give permission.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

agreement with another on the same matter.
1. a defence to a civil action for assault.
2. a defence to some criminal charges but not murder.
3. an essential element in the formation of a contract.
4. an essential element in the formation of a marriage.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

Voluntary agreement by a competent person to another person's proposition.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

v. To acquiesce, agree, approve, assent, to voluntarily comply or yield, to give permission to some act or purpose.
See also acquiescence.
@ express consent
Consent that is clear, definite, exact, and unmistaken.
@ implied consent
Consent that is not specifically expressed, but that is inferred from one's conduct.
=>> consent.
@ informed consent
Consent given after being completely advised of the nature, benefits, costs, and risks of a suggested course of action.
=>> consent.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

Voluntary acquiescence to the proposal of another; the act or result of reaching an accord; a concurrence of minds; actual willingness that an act or an infringement of an interest shall occur.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Voluntary acquiescence to the proposal of another; the act or result of reaching an accord; a concurrence of minds; actual willingness that an act or an infringement of an interest shall occur.
II Agreement; voluntary acceptance of the wish of another.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   1) n. a voluntary agreement to another's proposition.
   2) v. to voluntarily agree to an act or proposal of another, which may range from contracts to sexual relations.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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