common consent


: agreement by everyone
He was chosen as the leader by common consent.

Examples of common consent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By common consent, this was the best all-round edition of the Eagles ever: powerful and merciless at both ends of the ball, a quarterback in Jalen Hurts empowered with the ability to throw long and accurately and the stamina to carry the ball himself for big scores. Gene Seymour, CNN, 13 Feb. 2023 Despite the absence of the usual punitive mechanisms, and, again, lending backed by physical assets (collateral), microfinance institutions remarkably achieve and maintain extremely high repayment rates—regularly over 95 percent, reportedly—by means of consensus or common consent among borrowers. Antara Haldar, WIRED, 21 Dec. 2022 Bernard Herrmann is by common consent the greatest of all film composers—but one whose name is firmly attached to the work of a single director. Terry Teachout, WSJ, 26 Aug. 2020

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“Common consent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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