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Consent Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    consent n : permission to do something; "he indicated his consent" v : give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution" [syn: accept, go for] [ant: refuse]
Consent Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Consent \Con*sent"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Consented; p. pr. & vb. n Consenting.] [F. consentir, fr. L. consentire, -sensum, to feel together, agree; con- + sentire to feel. See Sense.]
  1. To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur. And Saul was consenting unto his death. --Acts. viii. 1. Flourishing many years before Wyclif, and much consenting with him in jugdment. --Fuller.
  2. To indicate or express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or approval; to comply. My poverty, but not my will, consents. --Shak. And whispering ``I will ne'er consent,'' -- consented. --Byron. Syn: To accede; yield; assent; comply; agree; allow; concede; permit; admit; concur; acquiesce.
Consent Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Consent \Con*sent"\, v. t. To grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit. [Obs.] Interpreters . . . will not consent it to be a true story. --Milton.
Consent Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Consent \Con*sent"\, n. [Cf. OF. consent.]
  1. Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord. All with one consent began to make exuse. --Luke xiv. 18. They feil together all, as by consent. --Shak.
  2. Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence. The melodious consent of the birds. --Holland. Such is the world's great harmony that springs From union, order, full consent of things. --Pope.
  3. Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission. Thou wert possessed of David's throne By free consent of all. --Milton.
  4. (Law) Capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose, implying physical and mental power and free action.
  5. (Physiol.) Sympathy. See Sympathy, 4.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Consent'

Consent refers to the provision of approval or assent, particularly and especially after thoughtful consideration.

Consent can be either expressed or implied. For example, participation in a contact sport usually implies consent to contact by other participants, when contact is permitted by the rules of the sport. Express consent exists when verbal or written contractual agreement occurs.

If a person signs a document stating that he or she is aware of the hazards of an activity, and that individual is then injured during that activity, the express consent given in advance may excuse another person who caused an injury to that person.

In English law, the principle of volenti non fit injuria applies not only to participants in sport, but also to spectators and to any others who willingly engage in activities where there is a risk of injury. Consent has also been used as a defense in cases involving accidental deaths, which occur during sexual bondage. Time (May 23, 1988) referred to this latter example, as the "rough-sex defense" but it is not effective in English law when serious injury or death results.

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* The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert. - Vince Lombardi

* But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come a good time a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely. - Charles Dickens

* You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them. - William Blake

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Consent Sample Sentences in News

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    The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, or the Authority, announced today that it has commenced a solicitation of consents to amend the indenture governing the Authority’s 9.75% Senior Notes due 2021 . Read more on this news related to 'Consent'
  • Mohave State Bank is Released From Its Consent Order
    LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. -- State Bank Corp. ("Company"), the holding company for Mohave State Bank ("Bank"), today announced that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Arizona ... Read more on this news related to 'Consent'

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