consent n

ME consente; see assent, v.

  1. Acceptance; approval; voluntary acquiescence; being in accord; having one heart and one mind; agreement with what another proposes or desires; [phrase “Consent of Language”] mutual understanding; loving communication through the philological power of words; [fig.] Logos; the Word; [metaphor] Jesus Christ (see John 1:1); condescension of God to offer His Son to save humans from physical and spiritual death (John 3:16); [kenning] charity; poetry more powerful than the “tongues of men and of angels” (1 Corinthians 13:1); pure and perfect communion through the love of God (see Zephaniah 3:9 “For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one consent”).

consent [-ed, -ing] v

OFr < L. consentīre, feel together, agree, accord harmonize.

  1. Acquiesce; agree; assent; [fig.] let go; give in; [metaphor] relinquish the spirit; give up the ghost; die without a struggle; willingly lay down one's life.