Definition - Noun 1 a: compliance in or approval of what is done or proposed by another specif : the voluntary agreement or acquiescence by a person of age or with requisite mental capacity who is not under duress or coercion and usu. who has knowledge or understanding see also age of consentinformed consentrapestatutory rape b: a defense claiming that the victim consented to an alleged crime (as rape) 2: agreement as to action or opinion <shall have power, by and with the advice and ~ of the Senate, to make treaties U.S. Constitution art. II> <a contract is formed by the ~ of the parties established through offer and acceptance Louisiana Civil Code> specif : voluntary agreement by a people to organize a civil society and give authority to a government
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