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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On the other hand, he has explained his acquiescence in its decriminalization as a reflection of the popular will.
Notwithstanding these questions, the Service has not withdrawn or limited its acquiescence in Butler.
The Divorce Culture starts out reasonably enough, lulling the reader into complacency, if not acquiescence, with its drone of no-nonsense studies, statistics, and aptly-stated admonitions.
What we need to find is a way of appealing to the white voters who should be our constituents but who have succumbed to the Republicans' strategy of--and rightist Democrats' acquiescence in--racial demonization.
One more instance of OECTA's cooperation with the board in its villainy is OECTA's having nothing to say (short of placid acquiescence) about the board's termination of the teacher's salary while he is in court.
The IRS signaled a new approach to this issue with the release of AOD 1996-010,(13) in which it underscored its original acquiescence in result only in Cristofani, but offered some new reasoning.
For such a state to exist, Rosenberg shows, there had to be mass acquiescence. "The system was confining, boring, and vaguely sinister, but it was comfortable and it was theirs."
"The common wisdom about the unremitting sexism of popular culture, and our lemming-like acquiescence to it, can't be quite right," she says, since girls who devoured the media's offerings soon became feminists.
However, the Service limited this acquiescence to cases in which the housing co-op reflects all the "traditional characteristics" of cooperative operation: subordination of capital; democratic control by worker-members; and the vesting in and allocation among worker-members of all fruits arising from their cooperative endeavor.
The President demands blacks' acquiescence to basically racist initiatives--in part with threats that disloyalty will push him further into the arms of the racist Right, in part with vague promises of payoffs down the road.
It offers something to offend everyone, whether it be Coke's third-party supply arrangements with Communist China during the Cold War, lingering acquiescence in apartheid, or the replacement of Norman Rockwell by "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing."
Washington's "Atlanta Compromise" speech that proclaimed black acquiescence to Jim Crow.