Meaning of “consensual” in the English Dictionary

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"consensual" in British English

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consensualadjective

uk /ˌkɒnˈsen.sju.əl/ us /ˌkɑːnˈsen.sju.əl/ formal or specialized

with the willing agreement of all the people involved:

The woman alleged rape, but Reeves insisted it was consensual.
consensual sex

(Definition of “consensual” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"consensual" in American English

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consensualadjective

us /kənˈsen·tʃə·wəl/

agreed to by everyone involved:

Unions and management typically reach consensual agreements before a judge has to rule.

(Definition of “consensual” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"consensual" in Business English

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consensualadjective

uk /kənˈsensjuəl/ us /kənˈsenʃuəl/

done with the willing agreement of all the people or groups involved:

We prefer to take a consensual approach to decision-making.

(Definition of “consensual” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)