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
(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.
(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.
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