Permission, approval, or assent; specif., informed consent.
Other Word Forms of Consent
Origin of Consent
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”)
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
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