What does acquiescence mean?

Definitions for acquiescenceˌæk wiˈɛs əns

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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

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. acquiescence.]

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.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acquiescence in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acquiescence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Woodrow Wilson:

    No man can sit down and withhold his hands from the warfare against wrong and get peace from his acquiescence.

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