acquiescence

[ak-wee-es-uhns]
noun
1.
the act or condition of acquiescing or giving tacit assent; agreement or consent by silence or without objection; compliance (usually followed by to or in ): acquiescence to his boss's demands.
2.
Law. such neglect to take legal proceedings for such a long time as to imply the abandonment of a right.

Origin:
1625–35; acquiesce + -ence

nonacquiescence, noun

acquiescence, permission.
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acquiesce (ˌækwɪˈɛs)
 
vb
(intr; often foll by in or to) to comply (with); assent (to) without protest
 
[C17: from Latin acquiēscere to remain at rest, agree without protest, from ad- at + quiēscere to rest, from quiēsquiet]
 
usage  The use of to after acquiesce was formerly regarded as incorrect, but is now acceptable
 
acqui'escence
 
n
 
acqui'escent
 
adj
 
acqui'escently
 
adv

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acquiescence
1620s, "act of acquiescing," from Fr. acquiescence, noun of action from acquiescer (see acquiesce). Meaning "silent consent" is recorded from 1640s.
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Example sentences
Their best hope of avoiding war lies in their extraordinary acquiescence.
The great sin of the public is acquiescence in this secrecy.
His ready acquiescence both pleases and disquiets them.
Although eventually dissatisfaction grew, the extent of acquiescence to long
  schedules remained puzzling.
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