Acquiescence meaning

ăk'wē-ĕs'əns
Tacit or passive conduct that implies agreement or consent. For example, if one makes a statement and another is silent when an objection should be forthcoming, the second person’s acquiescence to the statement may be inferred.
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Passive assent or agreement without protest.
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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.

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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.

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The act of acquiescing; agreement or consent without protest.
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The state of being acquiescent.
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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.
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(law) Submission to an injury by the party injured, or tacit concurrence in the action of another.
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Origin of acquiescence

  • From French acquiescence.
    From Wiktionary