Consent to medical treatment; consent to going on a business trip; consent to see someone on short notice.
She was chosen by common consent to speak for the group.
An example of consent is for a parent to sign a permission slip for his child to go on a field trip.
An example of consent is a parent's approval of her teenage daughter spending time with her new boyfriend.
By common consent.
Other Word Forms
Origin of consent
- Middle English consenten from Old French consentir from Latin cōnsentīre com- com- sentīre to feel sent- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Recorded in Middle English since circa 1225, from Old French consentir, from Latin cōnsentīre, present active infinitive of cōnsentiō (“to feel together”), itself from com- (“with”) + sentiō (“to feel”)