Legal Definition of acquiescence
- action or inaction which binds a person legally even though it was not intended as such
Example: Action which is not intended as a direct acceptance of a contract will nevertheless stand as such as it implies recognition of the terms of the contract.
- allowing too much time to pass since you had knowledge of an event which may have allowed you to have legal recourse against another, implying that you waive your rights to that legal recourse.
Example: If I display a basket of apples in a marketplace and you come by, inspect and apply and then bite into it, you have acquiesced to the contract of sale of that apply
Definition of acquiescence
Compare French 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.
- (law) Submission to an injury by the party injured, or tacit concurrence in the action of another.
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