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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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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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