con-sensual

consensual

[kuhn-sen-shoo-uhl]
adjective
1.
formed or existing merely by consent: a consensual transaction.
2.
Physiology. (of an action) involuntarily correlative with a voluntary action, as the contraction of the iris when the eye is opened.

Origin:
1745–55; < Latin consēnsu-, stem of consēnsus consensus + -al1

consensually, adverb
nonconsensual, adjective
nonconsensually, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To con-sensual
Collins
World English Dictionary
consensual (kənˈsɛnsjʊəl)
 
adj
1.  law (of a contract, agreement, etc) existing by consent
2.  law (of a sexual activity) performed with the consent of all parties involved
3.  (of certain reflex actions of a part of the body) responding to stimulation of another part
 
[from consensus + -al1]
 
con'sensually
 
adv

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

consensual
1754, from consensus + -al (1).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

consensual con·sen·su·al (kən-sěn'shōō-əl)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to a reflexive response of one body structure following stimulation of another, such as the concurrent constriction of one pupil in response to light shined in the other.

  2. Of or relating to involuntary movement of a body part accompanying voluntary movement of another.


con·sen'su·al·ly adv.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature