- the act or condition of acquiescing or giving tacit assent; agreement or consent by silence or without objection; compliance (usually followed by to or in): acquiescence to his boss's demands.
- Law. such neglect to take legal proceedings for such a long time as to imply the abandonment of a right.
Origin of acquiescence
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Word Origin and History for nonacquiescence
1630s, "act of acquiescing," from French acquiescence, noun of action from acquiescer (see acquiesce). Meaning "silent consent" is recorded from 1640s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper