consent of the governed
A condition urged by many as a requirement for legitimate government: that the authority of a government should depend on the consent of the people, as expressed by votes in elections. (See Declaration of Independence, democracy, and John Locke.)
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Most often, the doctrine is invoked by minors seeking an abortion without parental consent.
The same Pediatrics journal notes that 17 states have some form of exception to the standard parental consent requirement.
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Doctors have long wrestled with the age of consent when it comes to mature adolescents.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
I am therefore quite sure I shall be content to await his father's consent, should it not come these many years.
Because the universe is governed by laws, and there is no credible instance on record of those laws being suspended.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
The minister's eye kept steady to one point; to raise the country he governed, to the utmost pinnacle of earthly grandeur.
The woman he had felt so proudly would put Tony in his place—nodded consent!The Wave|Algernon Blackwood