age of consent


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age of consent

n.
The age at which a person is legally considered competent to give consent, as to sexual intercourse.

age of consent

n
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

age′ of consent′


n.
Law. the age at which a person is considered competent to consent to marriage or sexual intercourse.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
eld, age - a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld"
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THE defeat to raise the digital age of consent to 16 has been warmly welcomed by a number of children's organisations.
Minister Kgathi also said the Bill sought to align the Penal Code with the Children's Act by raising the legal age of consent to sex from 16 to 18.
"Certainly, anyone who has sexual contact with someone without their consent, or who is under the age of consent, should be criminally punished.
However, even if the judiciary has been strictly implementing it, Ritu Raj Chhetri said there is a total misinterpretation between the age of majority and age of consent. The age of majority is 18 years as per the PCB.
"At the conclusion of the investigation, considering the specific conduct disclosed by the complainant, the age of the complainant at the time, all of the evidence in the case, and the applicable law and the relevant age of consent in Illinois at the time of the alleged incidents, it is our decision that no criminal charges can be brought," Nerheim said.