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
Examples of consensual in a Sentence
She claims their relationship was consensual.
Recent Examples of consensual from the Web
These are considered consensual and therefore constitutional encounters.
Both encounters, according to local reports, began as consensual, but one woman told police that Assange refused to stop after the condom broke.
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Origin and Etymology of consensual
Latin consensus + English -al
First Known Use: 1754See Words from the same year
CONSENSUAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of consensual for English Language Learners
: agreed to by the people involved : done with the consent of the people involved
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
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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