Of or expressing a consensus: a consensual decision. (adjective)
Law Existing or entered into by mutual consent without formalization by document or ceremony: a consensual marriage; a consensual contract. (adjective)
Involving the willing participation of both or all parties, especially in an illegal transaction or practice: the consensual crimes of prostitution, drug abuse, and illegal gambling. (adjective)
Physiology Of or relating to a reflexive response of one body structure following stimulation of another, such as the concurrent constriction of one pupil in response to light shined in the other. (adjective)
Physiology Of or relating to involuntary movement of a body part accompanying voluntary movement of another. (adjective)
Examples of word consensual
But investigators say his DNA was found on Kercher's body, and he has admitted having what he describes as consensual sex with the British woman.
Kobe Bryant was cleared of sexually assaulting a hotel employee, but he admitted having what he described as consensual sex.
Letterman declared that Cain is the first candidate this year to use the word 'consensual.''
Strauss-Kahn, disgraced former boss of the International Monetary Fund, had his foreign affair'' at the Sofitel Hotel in New York City, what he characterized as consensual sex with a maid and she called sexual assault.
The attorneys dodged questions about whether Strauss-Kahn acted inappropriately - what he described as a consensual sexual encounter with Diallo being, clearly, infidelity to his wife.