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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

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>

con·sen·su·al·ly adverb

Examples of consensual

  1. She claims their relationship was consensual.



Origin of consensual

Latin consensus + English -al


First Known Use: 1754

Rhymes with consensual


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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

  3. con·sen·su·al·ly \-ē\play adverb




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