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assent

Agreement by a minor or other person not competent, such as a child or cognitively impaired person, to give legally valid informed consent to participate in research.

The concept of assent is based on the assumption that while a child has sufficient capacity to understand a procedure and agree with parental decisions, he or she does not have the autonomy to request and consent to a procedure on his or her own.

assent

Medical ethics Agreement by a minor or other person not competent to give legally valid informed consent–eg, a child or cognitively impaired person–to participate in research. Cf Informed consent.
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He added, "The way is that any bill approved by the assembly shall not become a law unless the president assents to it and signs it into law.
Article 109 (1) (a) stipulates that any Bill approved by the Assembly shall not become law unless the President assents to it and signs it into law.
Parliament and the parliaments of the other realms also gave parallel assents to the King.
3) The differences between the assents given by the Parliament of Canada in 1937, 1947 and 1953 are evident in the wordings of the relevant sections of each act.
Arthur's approach to the notion of assent, this is equivalent to the two perspectives that are implicit in the early Stoics' treatment of the concept: 1) that which depends on the quality of the impression being assented to, and 2) that related to the psychology of the agent who assents (20).
Given that our epistemic disposition is nothing other than the set of beliefs we hold (both the impressions we have assented to in the past and our preconceptions), a change in our beliefs will have, as a consequence, a change in the quality of our assents (52).
12) As Willey points out, "the distinction between 'notional' and 'real' assents, which is elaborated at the outset [of Newman's book], corresponds to Keats's distinction between 'axioms of philosophy' before and after they have been 'proved upon the pulses'" (94).
One of my favorite examples is from the English Catholic theologian, Nicholas Lash, who pointed out that most everyone simply assents to the fact that Great Britain is an island, even though they've never empirically verified that.
2) in the case of conduct or statements of a person, the person intends to engage in the conduct or make the statement and knows or has reason to know that the other party may infer from the conduct or statement that the person assents to the record or term; or
If the trial judge assents to the request, the agency - sole provider of imported, state water to the Santa Clarita Valley - will file a ``neutral statement with regards to the state water project and related matters,'' agency secretary Linda Fleming said.
Their experiences serving communications service provider community, successful turnaround management as well as public company board governance will be great assents for us going forward.
The Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporations ( Gujarat Amendment Bill ' 10): Assent given after 9 months.