consensual

adjective con·sen·su·al \ kən-ˈsen(t)-sh(ə-)wəl , -shəl , -shü-əl \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of consensual

1 :existing or made by mutual consent without an act of writing
  • a consensual contract
2 :involving or based on mutual consent
  • consensual acts

consensually

adverb

Examples of consensual in a Sentence

  1. She claims their relationship was consensual.

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Origin and Etymology of consensual

Latin consensus + English -al


CONSENSUAL Defined for English Language Learners

consensual

adjective

Definition of consensual for English Language Learners

  • : agreed to by the people involved : done with the consent of the people involved


Medical Dictionary

consensual

adjective con·sen·su·al \ kən-ˈsench-(ə-)wəl, -ˈsen-chəl \

medical Definition of consensual

1 :existing or made by mutual consent
  • consensual sexual behavior
2 :relating to or being the constrictive pupillary response of an eye that is covered when the other eye is exposed to light

consensually

play \\ adverb

Law Dictionary

consensual

adjective con·sen·su·al \ kən-ˈsen-chə-wəl \

legal Definition of consensual

1 :existing or made by mutual consent without any further act (as a writing)
2 :involving or based on mutual consent
  • consensual sexual intercourse

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