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consenting adult

Syllabification: con·sent·ing a·dult

Definition of consenting adult in English:


An adult who willingly agrees to engage in an act, especially a sexual act.
Example sentences
  • Britain had decriminalized homosexual acts in private between consenting adults in the Sexual Offenses Act 1967.
  • They claim that adultery is sex between consenting adults and, so, it is a personal matter.
  • What is the basis for the criminalisation of incest between consenting adults?

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