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Definition of Acquiescence

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passive acceptance; compliance, yielding, submission, giving in
Acquiescence Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Tacit concurrence in the action of another.
  
(n.)
Submission to an injury by the party injured.
  
(n.)
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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acquiescence
\ac`qui*es"cence\ (&?;), n. [cf. f. acquiescence.]
1. 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. (crim. law) (a) submission to an injury by the party injured. (b) tacit concurrence in the action of another.

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Passive consent.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. acceptance without protest
(hypernym) acceptance
(derivation) assent, accede, acquiesce
2. agreement with a statement or proposal to do something; "he gave his assent eagerly"; "a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly"
(synonym) assent
(hypernym) agreement
(hyponym) acceptance
(derivation) assent, accede, acquiesce
Acquiescence Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
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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Acquiescence Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
The consent which is impliedly given by one or both parties, to a proposition, a clause, a condition, a judgment, or to any act whatever.

When a party is bound to elect between a paramount right and a testamentary disposition, his acquiescence in a state of things which indicates an election, when he was aware of his rights will be prima facie evidence of such election.

The acts of acquiescence which constitute an implied election, must be decided rather by the circumstances of each case than by any general principle.

Acquiescence in the acts of an agent, or one who has assumed that character, will, be equivalent to an express authority.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Duhaime.org Legal Dictionary
Action or inaction which binds a person legally even though it was not intended as such. - (read more on Acquiescence)
  
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Acquiescence Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
When a bill of lading is accepted or signed by a shipper or shipper's agent without protest, the shipper is said to acquiesce to the terms, giving a silent form of consent.