[ ak-wee-es-uh ns ]
/ ˌæk wiˈɛs əns /


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

First recorded in 1625–35; acquiesce + -ence

Related forms

non·ac·qui·es·cence, noun

Can be confused

acquiescence permission Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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