Consent

Con*sent"

, n. [Cf. OF. consent.] 1. Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord.
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All with one consent began to make excuse.
Luke xiv. 18.
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They fell together all, as by consent.
Shak.
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2. Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence.
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The melodious consent of the birds.
Holland.
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Such is the world's great harmony that springs
From union, order, full consent of things.
Pope.
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3. Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission.
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Thou wert possessed of David's throne
By free consent of all.
Milton.
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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.
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5. (Physiol.) Sympathy. See Sympathy, 4.

Syn. -- Assent; acquiescence; concurrence; agreement; approval; permission. See Assent.
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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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