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[kon-sen-tey-nee-uh s]
  1. agreeing; accordant.
  2. done by common consent; unanimous.
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Origin of consentaneous

1615–25; < Latin consentāneus, equivalent to consent- (stem of consentīre to consent) + -āneus (-ān(us) -an + -eus -eous)
Related formscon·sen·ta·ne·ous·ly, adverbcon·sen·ta·ne·i·ty [kuh n-sen-tuh-nee-i-tee] /kənˌsɛn təˈni ɪ ti/, con·sen·ta·ne·ous·ness, nounun·con·sen·ta·ne·ous, adjectiveun·con·sen·ta·ne·ous·ly, adverbun·con·sen·ta·ne·ous·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for consentaneous

Historical Examples of consentaneous

  • The consentaneous adoption of principles of maritime neutrality.

    Thirty Years' View (Vol. I of 2)

    Thomas Hart Benton

  • Empedocles, that which is consentaneous to the passages of the eye.

  • Your nomination in July will follow as a spontaneous and consentaneous act unless you prevent it.

  • I have no doubt that this is the fact; the measure is too consentaneous with his system of policy, not to be approbated by him.

  • The wonder is that there should ever be in a reforming party enough of consentaneous action to carry any reform.

    The Duke's Children

    Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for consentaneous


adjective rare
  1. (foll by to) accordant or consistent (with)
  2. done by general consent
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Derived Formsconsentaneously, adverbconsentaneity (kənˌsɛntəˈniːɪtɪ) or consentaneousness, noun

Word Origin for consentaneous

C17: from Latin consentāneus, from consentīre to consent
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