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consensual

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adjective con·sen·su·al \kən-ˈsen(t)-sh(ə-)wəl, -shəl, -shü-əl\

Simple Definition of consensual

  • : agreed to by the people involved : done with the consent of the people involved

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of consensual

  1. 1 :  existing or made by mutual consent without an act of writing <a consensual contract>

  2. 2 :  involving or based on mutual consent <consensual acts>

consensually

adverb

Examples of consensual in a sentence

  1. She claims their relationship was consensual.



Origin and Etymology of consensual

Latin consensus + English -al


First Known Use: 1754


Medical Dictionary

consensual

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adjective con·sen·su·al \kən-ˈsench-(ə-)wəl, -ˈsen-chəl\

Medical Definition of consensual

  1. 1:  existing or made by mutual consent <consensual sexual behavior>

  2. 2:  relating to or being the constrictive pupillary response of an eye that is covered when the other eye is exposed to light

consensually

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Law Dictionary

consensual

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adjective con·sen·su·al \kən-ˈsen-chə-wəl\

Legal Definition of consensual

  1. 1 :  existing or made by mutual consent without any further act (as a writing)

  2. 2 :  involving or based on mutual consent <consensual sexual intercourse>




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