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con·sen·su·al

(kon-sen'shŭ-ăl),
1. With consent; by mutual agreement of all parties.
2. Pertaining to a reflex elicited by indirect stimulation of a receptor, as pupillary constriction in one eye when the other is stimulated by light.
[L. con-sentio, pp. con-sensus, to agree, to feel at the same time + -al]

consensual

(kən-sĕn′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Of or expressing a consensus: a consensual decision.
2.
a. Law Existing or entered into by mutual consent without formalization by document or ceremony: a consensual marriage; a consensual contract.
b. Involving the willing participation of both or all parties, especially in an illegal transaction or practice: the consensual crimes of prostitution, drug abuse, and illegal gambling.
3. Physiology
a. Of or relating to a reflexive response of one body structure following stimulation of another, such as the concurrent constriction of one pupil in response to light shined in the other.
b. Of or relating to involuntary movement of a body part accompanying voluntary movement of another.

con·sen′su·al·ly adv.

consensual

[konsen′sho̅o̅·əl]
Etymology: L, con + sentire, to feel
pertaining to a reflex action in which stimulation of one body part results in a response in another.

consensual

adjective Referring to an agreement between two or more parties to engage in a particular activity, usually understood to mean related to sexual activity.

con·sen·su·al

(kŏn-sen'shū-ăl)
1. The fact of agreement among the perceptions of several people.
2. Denotes the act of agreeing with or to any behavior, action, or thought.
[L. con-sentio, pp. con-sensus, to agree + -al]

consensual

1. Pertaining to the reflex response of an organ to the reflex action of another, usually paired, organ. For example, the constriction response of one pupil to light is accompanied by the constriction of the other. This is a consensual reflex.
2. Involving common consent, as in the consent of both parties to an act of sexual intercourse.

con·sen·su·al

(kŏn-sen'shū-ăl)
With consent; by mutual agreement of all parties.
[L. con-sentio, pp. con-sensus, to agree + -al]

consensual

excited by reflex stimulation.

consensual light reflex
application of a bright light to one eye causes reflex constriction of the pupil of the other, as well as the pupil of the first eye.
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In other words, a compelling argument can be made that clients really do not make decisions autonomously; rather, they make decisions consensually.
ARI KARPEL'S AUGUST ISSUE story "Monogamish," on how straight couples might be learning new ways of partnership from consensually non-monogamous gays, raised more than a few eyebrows.
We are, however, concerned that the department created a moral hazard by allowing National Express to pay a lesser financial penalty through terminating a contract than they would have done by paying Au150m to exit consensually, and by choosing to not hold the termination against National Express in future bids.
We are, however, concerned that the department created a moral hazard by allowing National Express to pay a lesser financial penalty through terminating a contract than they would have done by paying pounds 150 million to exit consensually, and by choosing to not hold the termination against Nation Express in future bids.
Most recently, Gregory Dodds's superb Exploiting Erasmus rehabilitated Erasmus's role as a vital force in the English Long Reformation, persuading readers of the ongoing relevance of Erasmus the moderate, consensually inclined reformer.
Significantly, however, the court did recognise that the compromise of a landlord's claim against a guarantor in such circumstances, if done consensually, was acceptable in certain circumstances.
If a 15-year-old boy consensually touches his 15-year-old girlfriend's breasts behind the bike sheds he is committing a criminal offence.
The reality, she argues, was a rather more complex one, in which women often felt themselves overburdened and exhausted by the multiplicity of roles that they were obliged to play and where traditional authority patterns quickly and consensually reasserted themselves when the men returned at the end of the war.
Neither was it odd to see security settled consensually, with the powerful and influential tailoring security to fit their size and the weak resorting to someone to protect them among their clans or the residents of the neighboring streets, as long as the security institutions do not think that protecting the people are in their job description.
Efforts will be made to consensually remove the bill, but if they fail Netanyahu will ask members of Likud and other coalition parties to reject the bill.
Because it works consensually, only mediation can bring in business solutions and reputational answers that lie beyond the powers of a court or an arbitration tribunal," he said.
Additionally, Frontier said that only a small number of objections were filed before the deadline to the plan and its legal representatives believe these to be mainly technical or procedural in nature, which can be consensually resolved, making the way for an almost uncontested Confirmation Hearing.

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