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acquiescence

1. An act of concurrence by adjoining property owners which resolves a boundary dispute or establishes a common boundary, where the definite or more accurate position of same has not or cannot be defined by survey.
2. The tacit consent of one owner, by not interposing a formal objection, to what might be an encroachment by an adjoining property owner over a questionable boundary.
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The elder brother having thus managed me, his next business was to manage his mother, and he never left till he had brought her to acquiesce and be passive in the thing, even without acquainting the father, other than by post letters; so that she consented to our marrying privately, and leaving her to mange the father afterwards.
I had nothing to do but to acquiesce, and make professions to him of my having no end in it but a sincere desire to serve him.
It must be noted, by the way, that Pyotr Petrovitch had during those ten days eagerly accepted the strangest praise from Andrey Semyonovitch; he had not protested, for instance, when Andrey Semyonovitch belauded him for being ready to contribute to the establishment of the new "commune," or to abstain from christening his future children, or to acquiesce if Dounia were to take a lover a month after marriage, and so on.
Our members refuse to acquiesce to fraud and, on their behalf, USAA is pleased to have recovered amounts we were overcharged and our attorney's fees used to prosecute Fleet's fraudulent scheme," Schrenk said.
When we realized the IRS would not acquiesce on Thwaites, a group met to ponder whether there was some way to fight," said Mary Ann Rothman, executive director of the Council of New York Cooperatives.
If they can sit down and prove they need a high school and they could fill that high school up, we'd acquiesce and say all right.
The Bush administration, according to Washington sources, is likely to acquiesce to the WTO's demands.
Will the people of Canada meekly acquiesce in the judicial imposition of gay marriage?
The South, he wrote, is "given [its] dominant tone by men and women who acquiesce in this matter - who carry in their hearts or genes or livers or lights an ancient, God-credited belief that a man has a right to do as he pleases.
Note: The IRS says it does not intend to acquiesce on this issue.
Should Britons abandon their pound, they would have to acquiesce to policies set by foreigners.
To acquiesce the vocabulary of marriage harms us and hurts our argument with straight people precisely because it is so resonant with them," Wolfson says.