Definition of assent in English:

assent

Line breaks: as¦sent
Pronunciation: /əˈsɛnt
 
/

noun

[mass noun]

verb

[no object] (often assent to) Back to top  

Derivatives

assenter

(also assentor) noun
More example sentences
  • With just 75 minutes to go before the deadline for handing in completed nominations, the returning officer told us we needed to get the signatures of 30 assentors.
  • I now have to go through the process of getting thirty assentors in the Westport area, fifteen for the town council and fifteen different people for the county council.
  • Despite complaints from Independents about the difficulty in securing assentors, the field has the largest number of Independents for decades.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French as(s)enter (verb), as(s)ente (noun), based on Latin assentire, from ad- 'towards' + sentire 'feel, think'.

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