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acquiescence

[ak-wee-es-uh ns] /ˌæk wiˈɛs əns/
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
1625-1635
1625-35; acquiesce + -ence
Related forms
nonacquiescence, noun
Can be confused
acquiescence, permission.
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acquiescence

n.

1630s, "act of acquiescing," from French acquiescence, noun of action from acquiescer (see acquiesce). Meaning "silent consent" is recorded from 1640s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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