acquiescence


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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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He had spoken of gratitude and acquiescence in the letter which he had never sent, and now all the force of his character must make good those vows in her presence.
I cannot truthfully describe my mental attitude as acquiescence and far less cheerful acquiescence," grumbled Summerlee over his pipe.
Summerlee nodded his reluctant acquiescence and held out his thin hand to Challenger.
Ends was choking, and it was not until the grip on his throat was eased that he was able to signify his acquiescence in the digging-up programme.
This acquiescence in Mrs Blifil was considered by the neighbours, and by the family, as a mark of her condescension to her brother's humour, and she was imagined by all others, as well as Thwackum and Square, to hate the foundling in her heart; nay, the more civility she showed him, the more they conceived she detested him, and the surer schemes she was laying for his ruin: for as they thought it her interest to hate him, it was very difficult for her to persuade them she did not.
The secretary drooped his head with an expression of perfect acquiescence in anything that had been said or might be; and Lord George gradually sinking down upon his pillow, fell asleep.
That the members of the aforesaid Corresponding Society be, and are hereby informed, that their proposal to pay the postage of their letters, and the carriage of their parcels, has been deliberated upon by this Association: that this Association considers such proposal worthy of the great minds from which it emanated, and that it hereby signifies its perfect acquiescence therein.
Shortly after announcing its acquiescence to the Wallace case, the IRS issued Rev.
There is a problem with German Shepherds which the Kennel Club have bred into poodle-like acquiescence.
One reason: After years of near-absolute acquiescence in corporate strategies and compensation policies, company owners--shareholders--are on the march.
The Commission will then need to put forth the effect of the arrangements to the Council and the European Parliament, who will both need to affirm the transacted acquiescence.