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consensus (noun) a general agreement.
When a person is elected by consensus they are chosen by the general agreement of all concerned, without an election. Any issue is decided by a consensus, if, without taking a vote or a debate on a subject, a decision is taken by the consent of all the members of the group.
- The consensus among the members pointed to the need for a greater participation of the club in philanthropic activities, none of the members pressing for a vote on the subject.
- A vote seems inevitable as no consensus has been reached on the issue of hosting the next tournaments due next year.