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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;
All with one consent began to make excuse. --Luke
They fell together all, as by consent. --Shak.
2. Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations;
agreement; harmony; coherence.
The melodious consent of the birds. --Holland.
Such is the world's great harmony that springs
From union, order, full consent of things. --Pope.
3. Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done
or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance;
Thou wert possessed of David's throne
By free consent of all. --Milton.
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.
5. (Physiol.) Sympathy. See Sympathy, 4.
Syn: Assent; acquiescence; concurrence; agreement; approval;
permission. See Assent.
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.
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
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