- 1[uncountable] consent (to something) permission to do something, especially given by someone in authority Children under 16 cannot give consent to medical treatment. The written consent of a parent is required. to refuse/withhold your consent He is charged with taking a car without the owner's consent. see also age of consent
- 2[uncountable] agreement about something She was chosen as leader by common consent (= everyone agreed to the choice). By mutual consent they didn't go out (= they both agreed not to).
- 3[countable] an official document giving permission for something
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