- The definition of consent is the permission given for something.
An example of consent is a parent's approval of her teenage daughter spending time with her new boyfriend.
- Consent means to agree to do something or to give permission.
An example of consent is for a parent to sign a permission slip for his child to go on a field trip.
consent definition by Webster's New World
- to agree (to do something)
- to willingly engage in a sexual act: often in the phrase
- to give permission, approval, or assent (to something proposed or requested) in opinion
- Obsolete to agree
Origin: Middle English consenten ; from Old French consentir ; from Classical Latin consentire ; from com-, with plush sentire, to feel: see sense
- permission, approval, or assent
- agreement in opinion or sentiment: by common consent
- consenter noun
consent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb con·sent·ed, con·sent·ing, con·sents
- To give assent, as to the proposal of another; agree. See Synonyms at assent.
- Archaic To be of the same mind or opinion.
- Acceptance or approval of what is planned or done by another; acquiescence. See Synonyms at permission.
- Agreement as to opinion or a course of action: She was chosen by common consent to speak for the group.
Origin: Middle English consenten, from Old French consentir, from Latin cōnsentīre : com-, com- + sentīre, to feel; see sent- in Indo-European roots.
- con·sentˈer noun
consent - Legal Definition