age of consent

noun phrase

Definition of age of consent

: the age at which one is legally competent to give consent especially to marriage or to sexual intercourse

First Known Use of age of consent

1504, in the meaning defined above

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“Age of consent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/age%20of%20consent. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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age of consent

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age of con·​sent | \ -kən-ˈsent How to pronounce age of consent (audio) \

Medical Definition of age of consent

: the age at which one is legally competent to give consent especially to marriage or to sexual intercourse

age of consent

Legal Definition of age of consent

: the age at which a person is deemed competent by law to give consent especially to sexual intercourse or marriage — see also statutory rape — compare emancipation, legal age

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