nonconsensual

adjective
non·​con·​sen·​su·​al | \ ˌnän-kən-ˈsen(t)-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce nonconsensual (audio) , -shəl, -shü-əl\

Definition of nonconsensual

: not agreed to by one or more of the people involved : not consensual nonconsensual sex

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nonconsensually adverb
… I pointed out that it's always painful and infuriating when people are nonconsensually manipulated into humiliating themselves to make someone else's point … — Carol Queen

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Its city ordnance refers specifically to nonconsensual towing, capped at between $160 and $325. Christopher Harress | Charress@al.com, al, "Could ‘illegal’ Mobile city law derail towing probe?," 4 Aug. 2019 Governor Andrew Cuomo this week signed a bill criminalizing the spread of nonconsensual pornography into law, making New York the forty-sixth state to implement such protections for its citizens. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "New York's Revenge Porn Law Is a Flawed Step Forward," 24 July 2019 For victims of nonconsensual pornography, the vast majority of whom are women, any law that provides means of legal recourse will come as good news. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "New York's Revenge Porn Law Is a Flawed Step Forward," 24 July 2019 In Maryland, the crimes of first-degree rape and second- degree rape — both felonies — cover a range of nonconsensual acts that can involve the body or use of an object. Dan Morse, Washington Post, "Teen pleads to second-degree rape in Damascus High School locker room assaults, according to people familiar with case," 6 June 2019 In Maryland, the crimes of first-degree rape and second-degree rape — both felonies — cover a range of nonconsensual acts that can involve the body or use of an object. Dan Morse, baltimoresun.com, "Teen pleads to second-degree rape in Damascus High locker room assaults, people familiar with case say," 7 June 2019 Greitens is accused of taking a nonconsensual photograph of a partially naked woman who had been his hairdresser and of transmitting the image to a computer, according to the indictment. Will Schmitt, USA TODAY, "Report: Woman tells lawmakers that Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens slapped her during affair," 11 Apr. 2018 In season four, many viewers interpreted a scene between Jaime and Cersei Lannister as nonconsensual (although the episode's director Alex Graves said that was not the intention). Kayleigh Roberts, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Just Addressed Their Controversial Use of Sexual Violence," 1 July 2017 Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, says that Weinstein maintains that there was ever any nonconsensual encounters. Fox News, "Grenell: NKorea feels pressure of Trump's tough diplomacy," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of nonconsensual

1845, in the meaning defined above

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nonconsensual

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of nonconsensual

: not agreed to by one or more of the people involved

nonconsensual

adjective
non·​con·​sen·​su·​al | \ ˌnän-kən-ˈsen-chə-wəl\

Legal Definition of nonconsensual

: not involving consent : not consented to

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