The consent of all of those Members present, ordinarily presumed to exist in the absence of objection.
Usual way of conducting business in the Senate. After the morning hour, the Majority Leader asks unanimous consent to consider pending legislation. The practice is used in lieu of a vote on non-controversial measures.
The consent (permission) of all those Members present, absent any objection, debate, or vote (i.e., unanimous consent was granted to suspend the four-day File notice requirement to hear a bill in committee).