What is consent?

  • (verb): Give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to.
    Synonyms: accept, go for
    See also — Additional definitions below


Consent refers to the provision of approval or agreement, particularly and especially after thoughtful consideration.

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Some articles on consent:

Bellotti V. Baird (1976)
... States Supreme Court case in which the Court upheld a Massachusetts law requiring parental consent to a minor's abortion, which provided that "if one or both of the 's ... consent, consent may be obtained by order of a judge.. ... permits a minor capable of giving informed consent to obtain a court order allowing abortion without parental consultation, and further permits even a minor incapable of giving ...
LGBT Rights In Hong Kong - Criminal Law
... However, an unequal age of consent was established, 21 for gay men and 16 for heterosexuals, with the law remaining silent about lesbianism ... rights groups lobbied the legislative council to equalize the age of consent law, but were told that the legal inequality was necessary to protect youth and preserve tradition ... initiated to challenge the unequal age of consent in court ...
List Of Federal Judges Appointed By George H. W. Bush - Courts of Appeals
... Francis Fernandez 09 !Ninth 01989-02-28February 28, 1989 01989-05-18May 18, 1989 unanimous consent 01989-05-22May 22, 1989 02002-06-01June 1, 2002 Incumbent 70002000000000000002 Rymer, Pamela AnnPamela ... Cyr 01 !First 01989-08-04August 4, 1989 01989-10-24October 24, 1989 unanimous consent 01989-11-20November 20, 1989 01997-01-31January 31, 1997 Incumbent. 01989-09-12September 12, 1989 01989-11-08November 8, 1989 unanimous consent 01989-11-11November 11, 1989 02000-11-30November 30, 2000 Incumbent 70005000000000000005 Walker ...
Consent - Planning Law
... Resource Management Act and its Building Act, use the term "consent" for the legal process that provide planning permission for developments like subdivisions, bridges or buildings ... Achieving permission results in getting "Resource consent" or "Building consent" ...
LGBT History In The Netherlands - 20th Century - 1900 - 1939
... political parties enacted "article 248bis" that raised the age of consent for homosexuality to 21, while the age of consent for heterosexuality remained at 16 ... Along with the unequal age of consent were various laws against "public indecency" that were often used against gay men ...

More definitions of "consent":

  • (noun): Permission to do something.
    Example: "He indicated his consent"

Famous quotes containing the word consent:

    We have been here over forty years, a longer period than the children of Israel wandered through the wilderness, coming to this Capitol pleading for this recognition of the principle that the Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed. Mr. Chairman, we ask that you report our resolution favorably if you can but unfavorably if you must; that you report one way or the other, so that the Senate may have the chance to consider it.
    Anna Howard Shaw (1847–1919)

    It is possible that the contemplation of cruelty will not make us humane but cruel; that the reiteration of the badness of our spiritual condition will make us consent to it.
    Lionel Trilling (1905–1975)

    It is but too easy to establish another durable and harmonious routine. Immediately all parts of nature consent to it. Only make something to take the place of something, and men will behave as if it was the very thing they wanted.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)