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

    In English practice, A superseded instrument, in which a defendant in an action of ejectment specified for what purpose he intended to defend, and undertook to confess not only the fictitious lease, entry, and ouster, but that he was In possession. Consentientes et agentes pari poena plectentur. They who consent to an act, and they who do it, shall be visited with equal punishment. 5 Coke, 80. Consentire matrimonio non possnnt infra [ante] annos nubiles. Parties cannot consent to marriage within the years of marriage, [before the age of consent] 6 Coke, 22 Consequentiae non est consequentia. Bac. Max. The consequence of a consequence exists not