taciturnity

[ tas-i-tur-ni-tee ]
/ ˌtæs ɪˈtɜr nɪ ti /

noun

the state or quality of being reserved or reticent in conversation.
Scots Law. the relinquishing of a legal right through an unduly long delay, as by the silence of the creditor.

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Origin of taciturnity

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin taciturnitās, equivalent to taciturn(us) taciturn + -itās-ity

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