Definition of common consent
: agreement by everyone He was chosen as the leader by common consent.
Word by Word Definitions
: to give assent or approval : agree
: to be in concord in opinion or sentiment
: 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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