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Pronunciation:  `akwee'esuns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  agreement with a statement or proposal to do something; "he gave his assent eagerly"; "a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly"
  2. [n]  acceptance without protest

ACQUIESCENCE is a 12 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: assent
 See Also: acceptance, acceptance, agreement, conceding, concession, yielding



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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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