What does acquiescence mean?
The definition of acquiescence
Ac`qui*es”cence, n.
Etym: [Cf. F. acquiescence.]

1 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.
2 (Crim. Law)

(a) Submission to an injury by the party injured.
(b) Tacit concurrence in the action of another. Wharton. p. 17