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by common consent

Definition of by common consent

somewhat formal

  1. :  as agreed to by most people <This restaurant is, by common consent, the best in the city.>



Word by Word Definitions

commonplay
  1. :  of or relating to a community at large :  public

    :  known to the community

    :  belonging to or shared by two or more individuals or things or by all members of a group

  1. :  the common people

    :  a dining hall

    :  the political group or estate comprising the commoners

consentplay
  1. :  to give assent or approval :  agree

    :  to be in concord in opinion or sentiment

  1. :  compliance in or approval of what is done or proposed by another :  acquiescence

    :  agreement as to action or opinion

    :  voluntary agreement by a people to organize a civil society and give authority to the government


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