Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The violation of a legal right is not effected by acquiescence.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    From things to which one is accustomed (or in which there has been long acquiescence) no legal injury or wrong arises. If a person neglect to insist on his right, he is deemed to have abandoned it Amb. 645 ; 3 Brown, Ch. 639.