[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. acquaintance rape,
  2. acquaintance violence,
  3. acquainted,
  4. acquest,
  5. acquiesce,
  6. acquiescent,
  7. acquire,
  8. acquired,
  9. acquired antibody,
  10. acquired behaviour

Origin of acquiescence

First recorded in 1625–35; acquiesce + -ence

Related formsnon·ac·qui·es·cence, noun

Can be confusedacquiescence permission Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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