consent n1 a : compliance in or approval of what is done or proposed by another
: the voluntary agreement or acquiescence by a person of age or with requisite mental capacity who is not under duress or coercion and usually who has knowledge or understanding see also age of consent , informed consent , rape , statutory rape
b : a defense claiming that the victim consented to an alleged crime (as rape)
2 : agreement as to action or opinion [shall have power, by and with the advice and of the Senate, to make treaties "U.S. Constitution art. II"] [a contract is formed by the of the parties established through offer and acceptance "Louisiana Civil Code "]
: voluntary agreement by a people to organize a civil society and give authority to a government
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.