assent to


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assent to something

to agree to something. I assent to what you suggest. She will not assent to our request.
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assent to

v.
To agree to something: The committee assented to the proposal that they had been discussing.
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References in classic literature ?
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended legislation:
returns Deputy, having caught the halfpenny, and appearing by this mystic word to express his assent to the arrangement.
Cedric did not assent to the severe proposal of his companion.
It is true, as has been before observed that facts, too stubborn to be resisted, have produced a species of general assent to the abstract proposition that there exist material defects in our national system; but the usefulness of the concession, on the part of the old adversaries of federal measures, is destroyed by a strenuous opposition to a remedy, upon the only principles that can give it a chance of success.
that this bill seeks convenience but, in so doing, it threatens the many positive initiatives that this body and others who hold the levers of power in Ottawa which could cause Royal Assent to be improved, without accomplishing anything positive but, rather, prejudicing, threatening the public's visible appreciation and our own daily recollection that all political power in Canada is lent, that it does not exist by fight in anyone's hands.
S-34, An Act respecting Royal Assent to bills passed by the Houses of Parliament
For example, on March 19, 2003, when the Governor General personally used the written procedure for the first time to give royal assent to Bill C-12, an Act to promote physical activity and sport, in attendance were Senator Mahovlich, the sponsor of the Bill and Senator Lynch-Staunton, the Leader of the Opposition who had sponsored various private members bills on the subject.
b) Should the President withhold assent to the Bill and give reasons within the aforementioned thirty days, the Bill shall be re-introduced to the Assembly to consider the observations of the President.
ALREADY under pressure for its handling of the recent flood tragedy, the Vijay Bahuguna- led Congress government faced another embarrassment for its inability to timely bring out a notification with regard to the Presidential assent to the Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill.
New Delhi, Sep 24 ( ANI ): President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2013.
As present the "Rights of the Sovereign and the Duchy of Cornwall Bill [HL] 2013-14" currently passing through Parliament is designed to remove Her Majesty's right to grant or refuse new legislation by Royal Assent to pass this control to the Government.
The purpose of Bill C-53 is to provide the Parliament of Canada's assent to the changes to the law governing the succession to the throne that are proposed in the United Kingdom bill.
KARACHI -- President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday gave assent to a bill aimed at abolishing discretionary quotas in housing schemes, within the Islamabad Capital Territory.