implied consent

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implied consent (uncountable)

  1. The assumed agreement that a person would approve a course of action if asked, when that person is not presently able to be asked.
    The man was unconscious, but the paramedics had his implied consent to treat him.
  2. Consent given by virtue of another arrangement.
    Traveling by air gives security officials implied consent to search your bags.