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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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Ita Enang says President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the highest number of bills compared to any other president since 1999.
MUTURI BLAMEDIf Parliament amends the Bill fully accommodating the President's reservations, the Speaker shall submit it again to the President for assent. In passing the Bill on August 30, MPs deferred the levying of 16 percent VAT for two years, up to 2020.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is yet to assent to the proposed amendment.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today withdrew his application to seek leave to commence a constitutional challenge to nullify a provision in the Federal Constitution which allows bills to become law after 30 days without the King's assent.
Another is the formal object, which is like a means [medium] on account of which one assents to such a credible [proposition].
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.
While it gives moral support to the Parliament of the United Kingdom, its assent is not legally necessary for the British Parliament to change the laws of succession for the United Kingdom, and its assent to a British act does not actually change the laws of succession for Canada.
Of course--and this is the key warning--a certain impression may contradict one or several of our opinions without our being aware of it, which holds most clearly for the case of precipitate assent; in comparison, as mentioned earlier, the agent assents to any impression that comes to his mind, without stopping to examine it.
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
class="MsoNormalIf he assents to the Bill, the VAT will be suspended, bringing down the cost of fuel.
Others awaiting assents include Delta state statistic bill 2016, Delta state occupational Safety Bill 2017 and Delta Special Offences Cult Bill 2016 among others.