Ac`qui*es"cence (#), n. [Cf. F. acquiescence.]

1.

A silent or passive assent or submission, or a submission with apparent content; -- distinguished from avowed consent on the one hand, and on the other, from opposition or open discontent; quiet satisfaction.

2. Crim.Law (a)

Submission to an injury by the party injured.

(b)

Tacit concurrence in the action of another.

Wharton.

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