verb (used without object)
- consecutive anophthalmia,
- consensus gentium,
- consensus sequence,
- consent decree,
- consent judgment,
- consent of the governed,
Origin of consent
Examples from the Web for consent
Doctors have long wrestled with the age of consent when it comes to mature adolescents.
Consent is manufactured—like, remember the Ebola crisis from a few weeks ago?How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline|Jay Michaelson|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The committee recommended a single—and simple—principle be applied to the law, that of consent.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since when is a loud noise the only sign of resistance and lack of consent?Should Twitter Suspend LGBT Engineer Accused Of Raping Her Wife?|Emily Shire|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Issy did not consent to these descriptions, nor could she defend herself.The Mommy Blogger Who Tried to Kill Her Autistic Daughter Talks to Dr. Phil|Elizabeth Picciuto|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Countess Ammiani obtained her consent that she would not quit her side.Vittoria, Complete|George Meredith
Suppose your stepfather should consent to your leaving home?Making His Way|Horatio Alger, Jr.
Forbid all association or consent cheerfully to the marriage.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners|B.G. Jefferis
Proofs of what has been advanced, may be drawn also from the consent of all, especially, of the wisest nations.The Rights of War and Peace|Hugo Grotius
This information was received in gratitude, and his consent was thus readily obtained.The Wonder Island Boys: Treasures of the Island|Roger Thompson Finlay
Word Origin for consent
early 13c., from Old French consentir (12c.) "agree, comply," from Latin consentire "feel together," from com- "with" (see com-) + sentire "to feel" (see sense (n.)). "Feeling together," hence, "agreeing, giving permission," apparently a sense evolution that took place in French before the word reached English. Related: Consented; consenting.
c.1300, "approval," also "agreement in sentiment, harmony," from Old French consente, from consentir (see consent (v.)). Age of consent is attested from 1809.