The noun consensus means the generally accepted opinion or decision among a group of people.

Synonyms are accord, harmony, unanimity, or unity.

The word origins from Latin (1854) consensus meaning “agreement, accord”, past participle of consentire meaning “feel together”. It comes from com meaning “with, together” plus sentire meaning “to feel”.

We can get a consensus on this matter if we will all vote.

Most principals don’t listen to the consensus of the school.

The consensus of the officers in the meeting is to change the business.