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An intentional approval of known facts that are offered by another for acceptance; agreement; consent.

Express assent is manifest confirmation of a position for approval. Implied assent is that which the law presumes to exist because the conduct of the parties demonstrates their intentions. Mutual assent, sometimes called the meeting of the minds of the parties, is the reciprocal agreement of each party to accept all the terms and conditions in a contract.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ASSENT, contracts. An agreement to something that has been done before.
     2. It is either express, where it is openly declared; or implied, where it is presumed by law. For instance, when a conveyance is made to a man, his assent to it is presumed, for the following reasons; cause there is a strong intendment of law, that it is for a person's benefit to take, and no man can be supposed to be unwilling to do that which is for his advantage. 2. Because it would seem incongruous and absurd, that when a conveyance is completely executed on the part of the grantor, the estate should continue in him. 3. Because it is contrary to the policy of law to permit the freehold to remain in suspense and uncertainty. 2 Ventr. 201; 3 Mod. 296A 3 Lev. 284; Show. P. C. 150; 3 Barn. & Alders. 31; 1 Binn. R. 502; 2 Hayw. 234; 12 Mass IR. 461 4 Day, 395; 5 S. & R. 523 20 John. R. 184; 14 S. & R. 296 15 Wend. R. 656; 4 Halst. R. 161; 6 Verm. R. 411.
     3. When a devise draws after it no charge or risk of loss, and is, therefore, a mere bounty, the assent of the devisee to, take it will be presumed. 17 Mass. 73, 4. A dissent properly expressed would prevent the title from passing from the grantor unto the grantee. 1 2 Mass. R. 46 1. See 3 Munf. R. 345; 4 Munf. R. 332, pl. 9 5 Serg. & Rawle, 523; 8 Watts, R. 9, 11 20 Johns. R. 184. The rule requiring an express dissent, does not apply, however, when the grantee is bound to pay a consideration for the thing granted. 1 Wash. C. C. Rep. 70.
     4. When an offer to do a thing has been made, it is not binding on the party making it, until the assent of the other party has been given and such assent must be to the same subject-matter, in the same sense. 1 Summ. 218. When such assent is given, before the offer is withdrawn, the contract is complete. 6 Wend. 103. See 5 Wend. 523; 5 Greenl. R. 419; 3 Mass. 1; 8 S. R. 243; 12 John. 190; 19 John. 205; 4 Call, R. 379 1 Fairf. 185; and Offer.
     5. In general, when an assignment is made to one for the benefit of creditors the assent of the assignees will be presumed. 1 Binn. 502, 518; 6 W. & S. 339; 8 Leigh, R. 272, 281. But see 24 Wend. 280.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Be that as it may, the bill as per the Constitution, shall be deemed to have been assented to it in the absence of your assent within 10 days.
Mr Omtatah has sued the AG and the National Assembly over the Finance Act 2018 which was assented to by President Uhuru Kenyatta and published in the Kenya Gazette on September 21.According to the activist, the Finance Bill 2018 died the moment it was declared that those MPs opposed to the President's amendments to the Finance Bill 2018 had failed to raise requisite numbers to override the President's veto.He argues that the Speaker of the National Assembly was wrong to thereafter present a dead Bill to the President for assent because the Finance Bill 2018 died when it failed to garner two- thirds support of the Members of the National Assembly.
KARACHI -- Sindh Governor Dr.IshratulEbad Khan, who is also the Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU), has assented to the statutes approved by the Senate of SMI University.
"The alteration in the law touching the Succession to the Throne set forth in the Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom entitled 'His Majesty's Declaration of Abdication Act, 1936' is hereby assented to."
President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to nine Bills passed by the 8th National Assembly and transmitted to him for assent.
The disputed law was assented to by President Kenyatta on July 21, 2017 and took effect from August 16, 2017 but the said Act was first passed on October 22, 2015.In March last year, the president also assented to a bill that granted immunity to county assemblies, just like Parliament.The judge, however, ruled that the president did not violate the Constitution when he assented to that bill.