age of consent
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- the age at which a person may marry without parental approval
- the age at which a person is considered legally competent to consent to sexual intercourse
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The age at which a person is legally considered competent to give consent, as to sexual intercourse.