The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information

2 definitions found
 for Age of consent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Consent \Con*sent"\, n. [Cf. OF. consent.]
     1. Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind;
        [1913 Webster]
              All with one consent began to make excuse. --Luke
                                                    xiv. 18.
        [1913 Webster]
              They fell together all, as by consent. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations;
        agreement; harmony; coherence.
        [1913 Webster]
              The melodious consent of the birds.   --Holland.
        [1913 Webster]
              Such is the world's great harmony that springs
              From union, order, full consent of things. --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done
        or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance;
        approval; permission.
        [1913 Webster]
              Thou wert possessed of David's throne
              By free consent of all.               --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. (Law) Capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or
        agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose,
        implying physical and mental power and free action.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. (Physiol.) Sympathy. See Sympathy, 4.
     Syn: Assent; acquiescence; concurrence; agreement; approval;
          permission. See Assent.
          [1913 Webster]
     Age of consent (Law), an age, fixed by statute and varying
        in different jurisdictions, at which one is competent to
        give consent. Sexual intercourse with a female child under
        the age of consent is punishable as rape.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  age of consent
      n 1: the minimum age for marrying without parental consent or
           the minimum age for consensual sexual relations;
           intercourse at an earlier age can result in a charge of
           assault or statutory rape; the age differs in different
           states of the Union

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org