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Silence

silence n

1 : the state of keeping or being silent
;esp
: forbearance from speech or comment
2 : failure to make something known esp. in violation of a duty to do so [acceptance by ] see also estoppel by silence at estoppel



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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