(Con*sen"sus) n. [L. See Consent.] Agreement; accord; consent.
That traditional consensus of society which we call public opinion.
(Con*sent") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Consented; p. pr. & vb. n Consenting.] [F. consentir, fr. L.
consentire, -sensum, to feel together, agree; con- + sentire to feel. See Sense.]
1. To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur.
And Saul was consenting unto his death.
Acts. viii. 1.
Flourishing many years before Wyclif, and much consenting with him in jugdment.
2. To indicate or express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or
approval; to comply.
My poverty, but not my will, consents.
And whispering "I will ne'er consent," consented.
Syn. To accede; yield; assent; comply; agree; allow; concede; permit; admit; concur; acquiesce.
(Con*sent"), v. t. To grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit. [Obs.]
Interpreters . . . will not consent it to be a true story.
(Con*sent"), n. [Cf. OF. consent.]
1. Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord.
All with one consent began to make excuse.
Luke xiv. 18.
They fell together all, as by consent.
2. Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence.
The melodious consent of the birds.
Such is the world's great harmony that springs
From union, order, full consent of things.
3. Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission.
Thou wert possessed of David's throne
By free consent of all.
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.
5. (Physiol.) Sympathy. See Sympathy, 4.
Syn. Assent; acquiescence; concurrence; agreement; approval; permission. See Assent.