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consent

noun [U]     /kənˈsent/
legal or official permission to do something: The sale of any assets will require the consent of all the parties concerned.with/without (sb's) consent Your terms of employment cannot be changed without your consent.written/prior consent For certain types of business purchase, you may require the prior consent of an industry regulatorgive/grant consent to/for sth Clients must sign financial-disclosure forms giving consent for "further verification".seek/apply for/obtain (sb's) consent Frequently, for smaller contracts, builders do not formally obtain consent.
agreement between two or more people or groups: by mutual consent In a statement, CSR said their chief executive was leaving by mutual consent.by common consent This was, by common consent, the worst recession for decades.
(Definition of consent noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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