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consent,

in law, active acquiescence or silent compliance by a person legally capable of consenting (see age of consentage of consent,
the age at which, according to the law, persons are bound by their words and acts. There are different ages at which one acquires legal capacity to consent to marriage, to choose a guardian, to conclude a contract, and the like.
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). It may be evidenced by words or acts or by silence when silence implies concurrence. Actual or implied consent is necessarily an element in every contractcontract,
in law, a promise, enforceable by law, to perform or to refrain from performing some specified act. In a general sense, all civil obligations fall under tort or contract law.
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 and every agreement. In criminal charges, the consent of the party injured (if not obtained by fraudfraud,
in law, willful misrepresentation intended to deprive another of some right. The offense, generally only a tort, may also constitute the crime of false pretenses. Frauds are either actual or constructive.
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 or duressduress
, in law, actual or threatened violence or imprisonment, by reason of which a person is forced to enter into an agreement or to perform some other act against his will.
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) is a defense for the accused, unless a third party or the state is injured.

consent

age of consent the lowest age at which the law recognizes the right of a person to consent to sexual intercourse
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By thresholds, I mean the degree to which a consenter must be competent or informed and her consent voluntary for her consent to be valid.
By disregarding the gender, race, and class of the consenter and the other occupant's lack of consent, the Supreme Court divorces the consent from its context.
sadomasochism the consenter (wronged party) is the victim and the
sorts of complex cases in which consenters face not simple
This defense of good government theory, however, sidesteps the fact that, even with unjust background conditions, the requirement of consent to legitimate state authority still increases the autonomy of the consenters, and thus serves the fundamental values of liberalism.
While the consequences to the individual consenter may be greater than those suffered in Milgram and Bickman, the behavior appears the same.
The current state of search and seizure law does nothing to help the deceived consenter.
177, 188 (1990), rather than requiring that the consenter had actual authority to and/or actually did, consent.
30) Thus, the Court concluded that one should not simply consider where the search took place but also the relationships among the consenter, the searcher, and the defendant.
124) Even though consent was by a third party in Schneckloth, the defendant who voluntarily occupied the car with the consenter can be considered to have authorized other passengers to consent to a search under Matlock and Katz.