Assent Law and Legal Definition

Assent means agreement, approval or permission. It can refer to any verbal or non verbal conduct which can be reasonably interpreted as willingness.

Assent can be express, implied, constructive or apparent. It is express, when the assent is clearly and unmistakably communicated. It is said to be implied when the assent is inferred from a person’s conduct rather than from direct expression. It is constructive when assent is imputed to someone based on conduct. It is said to apparent when the assent given by language or conduct while not intended to be express willingness would be and is understood to be so by a reasonable person.

Mutual assent refers to agreement by both the parties to a contract usually in the form of offer and acceptance.