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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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Amplifying this assumption is the journalistic practice of granting both assenters and dissenters equal media time.
To have a valid nomination a candidate has to have a proposer, seconder and eight assenters, all of whom have to be electors in the ward.
It is possible that these benefits outweigh the burdens the doctrine imposes upon such defendants.84 However, for defendants who, with the approval of counsel, prefer trial or a guilty plea ("assenters"), these benefits may be more theoretical than real, and may not outweigh the burdens imposed by the doctrine.