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

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1504

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age of consent

noun age of con·sent \ -kən-ˈsent \

medical Definition of age of consent

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

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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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