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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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It is important to note, however, that apparent authority does not relieve officers of their obligation to ask questions and develop information with respect to a consenting individual's access and control.
Connetics will make cash payments to consenting holders of 2008 Notes of (i) $2.
In the event that the Company does not comply with the financial reporting covenants and related compliance certificate and auditors' statement covenants on or before November 15, 2005 and elects to pay on or before the third business day following such date an additional fee to consenting holders in an amount equal to $2.