assentation

as·sen·ta·tion

 (ăs′ĕn-tā′shən)
n.
Hasty, typically servile agreement with another's opinions.

assentation

(ˌæsɛnˈteɪʃən)
n
servile or hypocritical agreement

as•sen•ta•tion

(ˌæs ɛnˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
the practice of assenting readily, esp. obsequiously.
[1475–85; < Latin]
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There Elyot had remarked that since "liberty of speech is now usurped of flatterers, where they perceive that assentation and praises be abhorred, I am therefore not well assured how nowadays a man shall know or discern such admonition from flattery, but by one only means, that is to say, to remember that friendship may not be but between good men" (151).
As they worked through how that group of lords responded to the death of Duncan and the assentation of Macbeth, however, they realized the degree to which the lords' thinking did function as a unit.