formed or existing by consent: a consensual lien.
having been actively agreed to by all parties involved: consensual touching
Physiology. (of an action) involuntarily correlative with a voluntary action, as the contraction of the iris when the eye is opened.
- con·sen·su·al·ly, adverb
- non·con·sen·su·al, adjective
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How to use consensual in a sentence
The consensual view from those results was that the third quarter represented an uptick in advertising that will quicken throughout the remainder of the year.As Q4 gathers pace, the ad industry braces for long-lasting economic trauma | Seb Joseph | October 30, 2020 | Digiday
She noted that some of the recent cases that ended the careers of men in Alaska politics were noncriminal, involving harassment or consensual but inappropriate messaging.Alaska’s “Him Too” Moment: When Politicians and Allies Come With Accusations of Their Own | by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News and Greg Kim, KYUK | October 23, 2020 | ProPublica
Keppel denied having non-consensual sex with the woman and was not charged following a police investigation, court and Bethel Police Department reports show.Alaska’s “Him Too” Moment: When Politicians and Allies Come With Accusations of Their Own | by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News and Greg Kim, KYUK | October 23, 2020 | ProPublica
Maxwell refused to answer questions regarding what she termed “consensual” sexual activity with adults.Ghislaine Maxwell deposition portrays her as combative, loyal defender of sex offender Epstein | Rosalind Helderman, Shayna Jacobs, Beth Reinhard, Devlin Barrett | October 22, 2020 | Washington Post
Botswana’s High Court in June 2019 issued a ruling that decriminalized consensual same-sex sexual relations in the country.Botswana group works to improve health care for trans, intersex people | Michael K. Lavers | September 14, 2020 | Washington Blade
He had invited a 19-year-old drifter named Arnold Murray to his house and they had had consensual sex.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero | Clive Irving | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
consensual sex between males in private should be decriminalized.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero | Clive Irving | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After she ended a 6-month-long consensual affair with Cosby, she claims he drugged her backstage before a performance in Denver.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004 | Marlow Stern | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He admitted having sex with her, but insisted it was consensual.Alleged U.Va. Abductor Accused of Rape at Christian College | Michael Daly | September 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Haidak was told to have no contact with Gibney, but they texted and also engaged in consensual sex, according to the suit.Is UMass-Amherst Biased Against Male Students in Title IX Assault Cases? | Emily Shire | August 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the other Indian bishops have no position recognized by the State and no jurisdiction, except consensual.
A consensual ecclesiastical jurisdiction is thus created, which has to this extent temporal sanction.
We now reach the fourth class, or consensual Contracts, the most interesting and important of all.
For, in truth, the peculiarity of these consensual Contracts is that no formalities, are required to create them out of the Pact.
But the term consensual merely indicates that the Obligation is here annexed at once to the Consensus.
British Dictionary definitions for consensual
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
- consensually, adverb
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