age of consent
- N-SING: the NThe age of consent is the age at which a person can legally agree to having a sexual relationship.
He was under the age of consent.
English dictionary. 2008.
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age of consent — age of consent: the age at which a person is deemed competent by law to give consent esp. to sexual intercourse or marriage see also statutory rape compare emancipation, legal age Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster … Law dictionary
Age of consent — 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.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
age of consent — n. Law 1. the age at which a person may marry without parental approval 2. the age at which a person is considered legally competent to consent to sexual intercourse … English World dictionary
age of consent — age′ of consent′ n. law Law. the age at which a person is considered competent to consent to marriage or sexual intercourse • Etymology: 1800–10 … From formal English to slang
age of consent — ► NOUN ▪ the age at which a person s consent to sexual intercourse is legally valid … English terms dictionary
age of consent — age of con sent n the age of consent the age when someone can legally get married or have a sexual relationship … Dictionary of contemporary English
Age of consent — For other uses, see Age of consent (disambiguation). Sex and the law Social issues Age of consent · Antisexualis … Wikipedia
age of consent — noun 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 •… … Useful english dictionary
age of consent — The age of consent has been discussed from Plato, through Locke and into contemporary public policy. It covers a variety of different situations, from smoking, taking alcohol and watching X rated movies to legal permission to engage in various … Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture
age of consent — age of con·sent kən sent n the age at which one is legally competent to give consent esp. to marriage or to sexual intercourse … Medical dictionary