Ac`qui*es"cence (#), n. [Cf. F. acquiescence.]
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.
Tacit concurrence in the action of another.
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