consensus consensus  /kən ˈsɛn səs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole

Usage(s):

  • At times somethings are better left unsaid and the rights and obligations remain based on an unstated consensus.

News

  1. Consensus reached on rail realignment in Michigan City

    MICHIGAN CITY — A consensus has been reached on realigning the South Shore railroad tracks in Michigan City in a move aimed primarily at reducing travel times to and from Chicago.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: South Bend Tribune

  2. No tax increases in New Hanover budget draft

    Consensus didn't come without some heated conversations
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Wilmington Star-News

  3. Councilors reach consensus on wish list for property tax levy

    The Corvallis City Council reached consensus at a Monday night work session on a potential list of city services to try to pay for with a property tax levy on the November ballot.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Corvallis Gazette-Times

Quotes

  1. "To help achieve democratic reform, we will be engaging directly with Burmese authorities. This is a policy that has broad consensus across our government, and there will be more to report as we go forward," Clinton said told reporters.
    on Sep 24, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Hindu Business Line

  2. "As a result, we removed the arbitrary timetables for withdrawal and the restrictions on our military commanders that some in Congress had supported," Mr. Bush said, adding that the bill "reflects a consensus that the Iraqi government needs...
    on May 24, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. "I am absolutely confident that this meeting will reflect enormous consensus about the need to work in concert to deal with these problems," Obama said.
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

Word of the Day
subordinate subordinate
/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /