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acquiescence


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.  --Wharton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acquiescence 
  n  1:  passive  acceptance 
  2:  agreement  with  a  statement  or  proposal;  "he  gave  his  assent 
  eagerly";  "a  murmur  of  consent  from  the  assembly"  [syn:  {assent}, 
  {consent}] 
  3:  submission  without  protest 




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