acquiescence

[ ak-wee-es-uhns ]
/ ˌæk wiˈɛs əns /

noun

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.

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Origin of acquiescence

First recorded in 1625–35; acquiesce + -ence

OTHER WORDS FROM acquiescence

non·ac·qui·es·cence, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH acquiescence

acquiescence , permission.
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