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age of consent

Legal Definition of age of consent

Noun

  1. Age at which consent to sexual intercourse is valid in law

Definition of age of consent

Noun

age of consent

  1. (law) The age at which a person is legally considered to be mature enough to engage willingly in sexual intercourse.

Note: The term is used to indicate the age at which it is no longer a crime for someone else to engage in consensual sexual intercourse with the person who is still younger than the age of consent, as they are considered statutorily a victim of a crime, because by law they are considered incapable of giving permission to someone else to engage in sexual intercourse with them.

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