(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.

(Con*sen`ta*ne"i*ty) n. Mutual agreement. [R.]

(Con`sen*ta"ne*ous) a. [L. consentaneus.] Consistent; agreeable; suitable; accordant to; harmonious; concurrent.

A good law and consentaneous to reason.

Con`sen*ta"ne*ous*ly, adv.Con`sen*ta"ne*ous*ness, n.

(Con*sent"ant) a. [F., p. pr. of consentir.] Consenting. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Con*sent"er) a. One who consents.

(Con*sen"tient) a. [L. consentients, p. pr. See Consent.] Agreeing in mind; accordant.

The consentient judgment of the church.
Bp. Pearson.

(Con*sent"ing*ly) adv. With consent; in a compliant manner. Jer. Taylor.

(Con"se*quence) n. [L., consequentia: cf. F. conséquence. See Consequent.]

1. That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result.

Shun to taste,
And shun the bitter consequence.

2. (Logic) A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.

3. Chain of causes and effects; consecution.

Such fatal consequence unites us three.

Link follows link by necessary consequence.

4. Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction.

It is a matter of small consequence.

A sense of your own worth and consequence.

In consequence, hence; for this cause.In consequence of, by reason of; as the effect of.

Syn. — Effect; result; end. See Effect.

(Con"se*quen`cing) n. Drawing inference. [R.] Milton.

(Con"se*quent) a. [L. consequens, -entis, p. pr. of consequi to follow; con- + sequi to follow: cf. F. conséquent. See Second, and cf. Consecution.]

1. Following as a result, inference, or natural effect.

The right was consequent to, and built on, an act perfectly personal.

Age of consent

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