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age of consent
The age at which a person is legally considered competent to give consent, as to sexual intercourse.
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age of consent
1. (Law) the age at which a person is considered legally competent to consent to sexual intercourse
2. (Law) the age at which a person can enter into a legally binding contract
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age′ of consent′
Law. the age at which a person is considered competent to consent to marriage or sexual intercourse.
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|Noun||1.||age of consent - the minimum age for marrying without parental consent or the minimum age for consensual sexual relations; intercourse at an earlier age can result in a charge of assault or statutory rape; the age differs in different states of the Union|
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