[kuh n-sen-shoo-uh l]
- formed or existing merely by consent: a consensual transaction.
- Physiology. (of an action) involuntarily correlative with a voluntary action, as the contraction of the iris when the eye is opened.
Origin of consensual
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Related Words for consensuallyconsistently, commonly, universally, collectively, popularly, communally, concertedly, consensually, cooperatively, harmoniously, undisputedly, unitedly
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Historical Examples of consensually
Eyes reacted to light, directly and consensually, and to accommodation.Studies in Forensic Psychiatry
- 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
Word Origin for consensual
from consensus + -al 1
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- Of or relating to a reflexive response of one body structure following stimulation of another, such as the concurrent constriction of one pupil in response to light shined in the other.
- Of or relating to involuntary movement of a body part accompanying voluntary movement of another.
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