- The definition of acquiescence is the act of agreeing to something by being silent.
An example of legal acquiescence is when you do not respond to a creditor's request for payment and do not file a letter stating the debt is not valid. By doing so, you have agreed that the debt is valid.
- Acquiescence is defined as the act of giving in to something or someone, often a bit reluctantly.
An example of acquiescence is when a teacher gives in to students' requests for extra recess time.
- Passive assent or agreement without protest.
- The state of being acquiescent.
- 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.
- (law) Submission to an injury by the party injured, or tacit concurrence in the action of another.
From French acquiescence.
acquiescence - Legal Definition
- He was singularly unfortunate even when he gave in, delaying his acquiescence until it had the air of a surrender.
- The whole position was changed by the acquiescence, which became universal, in the doctrine of Darwin.
- My acquiescence lightened the mood for the remainder of the trip as Betsy and Howie chatted as if future sessions were a faite accompli.
- His veto may be over-ridden by a two-thirds vote in each chamber, and permitting ten days to pass without signing an act is considered as acquiescence and it is promulgated by congress.
- But in 1878, at the Congress of Berlin, Lord Salisbury agreed to allow France a "free hand" in Tunisia in return for French acquiescence in the British lease of Cyprus.