In project team decision-making, acquiescence or agreement to a course of action commonly characterized by comfort with the general direction though not necessarily with all the specific details. In project decision-making, consent is considered a more practical approach than consensus. (See also Consensus.) [D00289] RMW
Consent within BDSM is an issue that attracts much attention in the field. Practitionersâ€™ interests are in ensuring appropriate consent for personal, ethical, and legal reasons. The law also has its own approach to consent in deeming certain acts legal or illegal (see consent (criminal)).
In the criminal law, consent may be an excuse and prevent the defendant from incurring liability for what was done. For a more general discussion, see consensual crime.