• WordNet 3.6
    • adj consensual existing by consent "a consensual contract"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Consensual (Physiol) Excited or caused by sensation, sympathy, or reflex action, and not by conscious volition; as, consensual motions.
    • Consensual (Law) Existing, or made, by the mutual consent of two or more parties.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • consensual Formed or existing by mere consent; depending upon consent or acquiescence: as, a consensual marriage.
    • consensual In physiology, of the nature of reflex action involving sensation but not volition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Consensual relating to consent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Consent (v. i.), and cf. Sensual
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. consentīre. See Consent.


In literature:

De consensu utriusque Ecclesiae lib.
"The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome" by Charles Michael Baggs
Eyes reacted to light, directly and consensually, and to accommodation.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
Consensu Nobilium De Mutis De Papazurris.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
Disputatio de Perpetuo Consensu Ecclesiae.
"The Scottish Reformation" by Alexander F. Mitchell
We now reach the fourth class, or Consensual Contracts, the most interesting and important of all.
"Ancient Law" by Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
A horse is trained to certain paces, and the colt inherits similar consensual movements.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Doubtless we may pass gradually from the purely reflex, through the consensual, to the voluntary.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
Thus real contracts, consensual contracts and innominate contracts were added.
"An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law" by Roscoe Pound
But the other Indian bishops have no position recognized by the State and no jurisdiction, except consensual.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
COMMUNI CONSENSU (L.), by common consent.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various

In news:

KANSAS CITY — Advocates for people who engage in rough but consensual sex say they fear an abuse case unfolding in Missouri ultimately could criminalize their lifestyle.
Elmo puppeteer's accuser recants, says encounter was consensual.
First Lady Michele Obama addressed the Democratic National Committee's Gay & Lesbian Leadership Council on June 27, the five-year anniversary of the Lawrence v Texas decision decriminalizing consensual sodomy in the state.
Student at frat said sex was consensual.
I can respect and tolerate that consensual adults of the same sex find fornicating one another their right to do.
School's administrators said they will not tolerate consensual light embraces between friends.
Police say he called actions against disabled woman `consensual'.
Few statistics on bride kidnapping are available, but one study last year found that 45 percent of women married in the eastern town of Karakol in 2010 and 2011 had been non-consensually kidnapped.
Officers spoke with the woman and determined that non-consensual sex had occurred between her and Wayne M Davis, 25, who lived nearby.
They're not interested in the demonstrators' attempt to build a movement prefigurative of a radically consensual society (which could end up just as gridlocked as the US Senate).
Rape Results In More Pregnancies Than Consensual Sex, Not Fewer.
In fact, a woman is more than twice as likely to get pregnant during a rape than during consensual sex.
The suggestion by defense council that this was consensual is preponderous .
The state's highest court ruled last year that a law that prohibited sex between teachers and students included a defense for any teacher prosecuted if the student testified it was consensual.
The man is now saying his sexual relationship with Clash was adult and consensual.

In science:

The behavior in between can be understood as bifurcations of the consensual central cluster into other configurations of clusters.
Fostering Consensus in Multidimensional Continuous Opinion Dynamics under Bounded Confidence
Therefore, a consensual assessment of the open issues is essential for the formulation of a coherent R&D program for the time after 2012.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee, April 2011
This dichotomy has some basis in theorems from logic (such as G¨odel’s incompleteness theorems): but the basis is more one for argument and confusion than anything more consensual.
Definability in the Real Universe
Agents being heterogeneous entities with various modes of interactions and complex behaviours, it is necessary to define their type of organization, and their capacity of evolution. Many definitions of paradigm agent have been proposed, one of the most consensual was made by Wooldridge.
Agent-Based {\mu}-Tools Integrated into a Co-Design Platform
Once there is not a singular, consensual interpretation of quantum theory, there is not an unique quantum theory.
On the Nature of Reality