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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the minimum age for marrying without parental consent or the minimum age for consensual sexual relations; intercourse at an earlier age can result in a charge of assault or statutory rape; the age differs in different states of the Union;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Consent \Con*sent"\, n. [Cf. OF. consent.] 1. Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord. [1913 Webster] All with one consent began to make excuse. --Luke xiv. 18. [1913 Webster] They fell together all, as by consent. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence. [1913 Webster] The melodious consent of the birds. --Holland. [1913 Webster] Such is the world's great harmony that springs From union, order, full consent of things. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission. [1913 Webster] Thou wert possessed of David's throne By free consent of all. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. (Law) Capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose, implying physical and mental power and free action. [1913 Webster] 5. (Physiol.) Sympathy. See Sympathy, 4. Syn: Assent; acquiescence; concurrence; agreement; approval; permission. See Assent. [1913 Webster] Age of consent (Law), an age, fixed by statute and varying in different jurisdictions, at which one is competent to give consent. Sexual intercourse with a female child under the age of consent is punishable as rape. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

age of consent n 1: the minimum age for marrying without parental consent or the minimum age for consensual sexual relations; intercourse at an earlier age can result in a charge of assault or statutory rape; the age differs in different states of the Union