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  • verb Present participle of consent.
  • adjective Willing and able to give consent.

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  • adjective having given consent


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  • Just as treaty regimes with reporting requirements and alliances among nations may complicate sovereign rights, the complication is undertaken as part of a presumed state interest in consenting to that exchange.

    David Isenberg: Max Weber was Wrong

  • Police and court time and resources should be directed towards the rape and other violence which women report, not wasted on arresting and prosecuting those engaged in consenting sex.

    The Police, the DA and SAGE: A lucrative partnership « Bound, Not Gagged

  • No more pretext, no caprice of Court or Cabinet, no cause whatever, unless it involved national dignity or we are denied a positive right, could justify the representatives of this State in consenting to a war with foreign

    Foreign and Colonial News

  • I am my own mistress and the Kazi shall act as my guardian in consenting to the marriage contract; for it is my will that I be to thee wife and thou be to me man.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Ah, those evil "market forces," otherwise known as consenting adults making decisions for themselves.

    Bone-Headed on Bone Marrow

  • If any American has ever, for a moment, admitted the idea of consenting to a separation of the Union, let him read the burning words of this enlightened and disinterested foreigner, and blush for his want of comprehension of the true interests and glory of his country.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • He had wrongly used that word; it sounded malicious; and to call consenting the same in fact as choosing was wilfully unjust.

    The Egoist

  • He had wrongly used that word; it sounded malicious; and to call consenting the same in fact as choosing was wilfully unjust.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • I believe marriage can and should be redefined as the consenting union between two adults, giving two loving people, regardless of gender, the right to declare their love for each other through marriage, obtain the same rights for insurance, hospital visitations and other legal rights given to married couples. - News

  • When will the idea of consenting adults ever find it's way through your thick skull.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local


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  • n. the obtaining of consent, typically in planning or environmental matters.

    Evidently a new use: OED has no use of the noun later than 1703.

    July 31, 2008