Consent refers to the voluntary agreement of someone to do something, such as giving permission for a medical procedure or signing a contract. In the context of the law, consent is an important concept that can affect the outcome of a legal case. For example, if a person is accused of sexual assault, the issue of consent may be central to the case, as the accused may argue that the victim gave their consent to the sexual activity in question. In order for consent to be valid, it must be given freely and without coercion, and the person giving consent must have the capacity to do so (i.e. they must be of sound mind and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol).