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age of consent

Syllabification: age of con·sent

Definition of age of consent in English:

noun

The age at which a person’s, typically a girl’s, consent to sexual intercourse is valid in law.
Example sentences
  • One question, therefore, is whether the age should be reduced to 16, which is the general age of consent for heterosexual activity.
  • We need to reinforce the laws governing underage sex, carnal knowledge and the age of consent.
  • The girl is 15 - three years over the age of consent for sexual intercourse but six years below the age of consent for marriage in England.

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