Definitions for acquiescenceˌæk wiˈɛs əns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•qui•es•cenceˌæk wiˈɛs əns(n.)

  1. the act or condition of acquiescing.

  2. Law. failure to take legal proceedings, thereby implying the abandonment of a right.

    Category: Law

Origin of acquiescence:

1625–35

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquiescence(noun)

    acceptance without protest

  2. assent, acquiescence(noun)

    agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

    "he gave his assent eagerly"; "a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly"

Wiktionary

  1. acquiescence(Noun)

    A silent or passive assent or submission, or a submission with apparent content; - distinguished from avowed consent on the one hand, and on the other, from opposition or open discontent; quiet satisfaction.

  2. acquiescence(Noun)

    Submission to an injury by the party injured, or tacit concurrence in the action of another.

  3. Origin: From acquiescence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acquiescence(noun)

    a silent or passive assent or submission, or a submission with apparent content; -- distinguished from avowed consent on the one hand, and on the other, from opposition or open discontent; quiet satisfaction

  2. Acquiescence(noun)

    submission to an injury by the party injured

  3. Acquiescence(noun)

    tacit concurrence in the action of another

Freebase

  1. Acquiescence

    In law, acquiescence occurs when a person knowingly stands by without raising any objection to the infringement of their rights, while someone else unknowingly and without malice aforethought makes a claim on their rights. Consequently, the person whose rights are infringed loses the ability to make a claim against the infringer, or succeed in an injunction suit due to the infringer's conduct. The term is most generally a kind of "permission" given by silence or passiveness.


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