Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A meeting of the minds on the same matter.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A concurrence of wills. Express consent is that directly given, either vivo voce or in writing. Implied consent is that manifested by signs, actions, or facts, or by inaction or silence, which raise a presumption that the consent has been given. Cowen v. Paddock, 62 Hun, 622, 17 N. Y. Supp. 388. Consent in an act of reason, accompanied with deliberation, the mind weighing as in a balance the good or evil on each side. 1 Story, Eq. Jur. § 222; Plummer v. Com., 1 Bush (Ky.) 76; Dicken v. Johnson, 7 Ga. 492; Mactier v. Frith, 6 Wend. (N. Y.) 114, 21 Am. Dec. 262; People v. Studwell, 91 App. Div. 469, 86 N. Y. Supp. 967. There is a difference between consenting and submitting. Every consent involves a submission ; but a mere submission does not necessar-ril.v involve consent. 9 Car. & P. 722.
    —Consent decree. See Decree.
    —Consent judgment. See Judgment.