Meaning of acquiescence

ac•qui•es•cence

Pronunciation: (ak"wē-es'uns), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or condition of acquiescing or giving tacit assent; agreement or consent by silence or without objection; compliance (usually fol. by to or in): acquiescence to his boss's demands.
  2. such neglect to take legal proceedings for such a long time as to imply the abandonment of a right.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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