[ ak-wee-es-uhns ]
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  1. 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.

  2. 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

Other words from acquiescence

  • non·ac·qui·es·cence, noun

Words that may be confused with acquiescence

Words Nearby acquiescence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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