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consensus

Legal Definition of consensus

Noun

  1. A result achieved through negotiation whereby a hybrid solution is arrived at between parties to an issue, dispute or disagreement, comprising typically of concessions made by all parties, and to which all parties then subscribe unanimously as an acceptable resolution to the issue or disagreement.

Definition of consensus

Etymology

    From Latin cōnsēnsus ("agreement, accordance, unanimity") < cōnsentiō ("feel together; agree").

Noun

consensus (plural consensuses)

  1. General agreement among the members of a given group or community, each of which exercises some discretion in decision-making and follow-up action.
  2. Average projected value, as in the finance term consensus forecast.
  3. A process of decision-making that maintains the continued consent of group members in the course of action.

Related terms

  • consensual
  • consent

External links

  • consensus in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • consensus in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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