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consent decreenoun [C]

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LAW in the US, an ​officiallegaljudgement that describes an ​agreement that has been made by the two ​sides in a particular ​legalcase. This often involves one ​sideagreeing to end ​legalaction if particular things are done by the other ​side: The ​consentdecreerequires the ​company to prepare, ​submit and ​implementplans for ​environmentallysoundmethods of ​wastedisposal.
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