consenting

[[t]kənse̱ntɪŋ[/t]]
ADJ: ADJ n
A consenting adult is a person who is considered to be old enough to make their own decisions about who they have sex with.

What consenting adults do in private is their own business.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Consenting — Consent 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consenting — adjective Willing and able to give consent. The law prohibits payment for sex, even between consenting adults …   Wiktionary

  • consenting — adj. Consenting is used with these nouns: ↑adult …   Collocations dictionary

  • consenting — adjective having given consent consenting adults • Similar to: ↑willing …   Useful english dictionary

  • consenting — Synonyms and related words: abject, accepting, accordant, acquiescent, acquiescing, admissive, affirmative, agreeable, agreed, agreeing, alacritous, allowing, amenable, approving, ardent, assentatious, assenting, complaisant, compliable,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • consenting — adj. that gave consent con·sent || kÉ™n sent n. agreement, accord v. agree; approve …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Consenting Adults (1992 film) — Consenting Adults Theatrical release poster Directed by Alan J. Pakula Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • Consenting adults (disambiguation) — Consenting adults can refer to: Consent (criminal law), in particular in the case of sexual consent between two adults Consenting Adults (1992 film), a 1992 American thriller film, directed by Alan J. Pakula Consenting Adults (BBC), a 2007 BBC… …   Wikipedia

  • consenting adult — noun An adult who consents to something, esp a sexual relationship • • • Main Entry: ↑consent * * * noun, pl ⋯ adults [count] law : a person who is legally considered old enough to decide to have sex : an adult who has consented to have sex * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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