acquiescence
A tacit approval or at least an indication of lack of disapproval. Acceptance, perhaps without approval, as acquiescence in a decision. Stockstrom v Commissioner, 88 App DC 286, 190 F2d 283, 30 ALR2d 443, disapproved on the grounds in Automobile Club of Michigan v Commissioner, 353 US 180, 1 L Ed 2d 746, 77 S Ct 707. Conduct from which may be inferred assent with a consequent estoppel or quasi estoppel. Uccello v Gold'n Foods, 325 Mass 319, 90 NE2d 530, 16 ALR2d 459. The position of one who knows that he is entitled to impeach a transaction or to enforce a right and who neglects to do so for such a length of time that under the circumstances of the case the other party may fairly infer that he has waived or abandoned his fight. Scott v Jackson, 89 Cal 258, 26 P 899, quoting Rapalje and Lawrence's Law Dictionary. See also, Lux v Haggin, 69 Cal 255, 10 P 674.

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