Etymology
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acquiescence (n.)

1630s, "rest, quiet, satisfaction," from French acquiescence, noun of action from acquiescer "to yield or agree to; be at rest" (see acquiesce). Meaning "silent consent, passive assent" is recorded from 1640s.

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Definitions of acquiescence

acquiescence (n.)
acceptance without protest;
acquiescence (n.)
agreement with a statement or proposal to do something;
a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly
Synonyms: assent
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