1. Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord.
"All with one consent began to make excuse. Luke xiv. 18." --
"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; approval; permission.
"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.