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CONSENT-RULE Definition & Legal Meaning

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In English practice. A superseded instrument, in which a defendant in an action of ejectment specified for what purpose he intended to defend, and undertook to confess not only the fictitious lease, entry, and ouster, but that he was in possession. Consentientcs et agentes pari poena plectentur. They who consent to an act, and they who do it, shall be visited with equal punishment. 5 Coke, 80. Consentire matrimonio non possunt infra [ante] annos nubiles. Parties cannot consent to marriage within the years of marriage, [before the age of consent.] 6 Coke, 22. Consequently non est consequentia. Bac. Max. The consequence of a consequence exists not.


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