Definitions for acquiescenceˌæk wiˈɛs əns
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acceptance without protest
agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
"he gave his assent eagerly"; "a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly"
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.
Submission to an injury by the party injured, or tacit concurrence in the action of another.
Origin: From acquiescence.
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
submission to an injury by the party injured
tacit concurrence in the action of another
Origin: [Cf. F. 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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No man can sit down and withhold his hands from the warfare against wrong and get peace from his acquiescence.
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