age of consent
age of consent: the age at which a person is deemed competent by law to give consent esp. to sexual intercourse or marriage see also statutory rape compare emancipation, legal age

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

age of consent
n.
(1) The age at which a person may marry without his or her parents’ permission.
(2) The age at which a person may consent to have sexual intercourse without causing his or her sexual partner to be guilty of an offense such as statutory rape or sexual assault.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


age of consent
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


age of consent
The age at which a person may marry without parental approval. The age at which a female is legally capable of agreeing to sexual intercourse, so that a male who engages in sex with her cannot be prosecuted for statutory rape.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


age of consent
The age at which a person may marry without parental approval. The age at which a female is legally capable of agreeing to sexual intercourse, so that a male who engages in sex with her cannot be prosecuted for statutory rape.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

age of consent
n.
   See also: legal age, majority

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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