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 consenting
What happens during that time is between two consenting adults.Sex, Power, and Desire: The Life of America’s Next Top Escort|Scott Bixby|March 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This, his lawyers argued, was a “loving relationship between two consenting adults.”
If two consenting adults want to experiment with coprophilia for example?Newsweek Live Chat: What the Internet Can Teach Us About Sex|The Daily Beast|April 25, 2011|DAILY BEAST
We are consenting adults in an active collaboration for the pleasure and well-being of everyone involved.
Nothing could exceed the politeness of the parties on my consenting to this arrangement.The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete|Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
It is by such exaggerations and alarms that all the worst crimes of statesmen have been justified to consenting peoples.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus|G. A. Chadwick
Fancy a sweet girl like Greta consenting to link her lot with mine.Doctor Luttrell's First Patient|Rosa Nouchette Carey
Before you come, try to forgive me for my 'infinite kindness' in the manner of consenting to see you.The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846|Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
To his life as a whole he was a consenting, contracting party and partner from the moment he was born to the moment he died.The Education of Henry Adams|Henry Adams
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.