tacit consent

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Noun1.tacit consent - (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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By some tacit consent, throughout the voyage little or no allusion was made to it, especially by the mates.
He felt himself bound as much in honour as in affection to Miss Morland, and believing that heart to be his own which he had been directed to gain, no unworthy retraction of a tacit consent, no reversing decree of unjustifiable anger, could shake his fidelity, or influence the resolutions it prompted.
It was, indeed, only the relics and embers of the fight which continued to burn; for of the few knights who still continued in the lists, the greater part had, by tacit consent, forborne the conflict for some time, leaving it to be determined by the strife of the leaders.
By tacit consent, all mention of the tragedy was barred.
A Ukrainian lawmaker close to the circle of Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said of the Crimea blackout: "This was all done with the tacit consent of the country's whole leadership.
But now Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jayalalitha are on good terms and New Delhi wouldn't have revived Wickremesinghe's pet project without the lady's tacit consent.
Following the 2011 embassy attack, Britain said it could not have happened without the tacit consent of Iran's then regime.
Parliamentarians are waiting for decisive measures to liberate the Russian journalists on the part of those Western capitals, without whose tacit consent and direct connivance the current Kiev authorities would not dare to resort to repressions against representatives of the mass media.
And important government decisions especially those related to foreign policy and internal security cannot be made without the army's tacit consent or approval.
Laws should be obeyed and when, by tacit consent, they are not, it attacks the whole basis of the rule of law.
Al-Jazeera channel is working in Egypt under tacit consent by Egyptian authorities to work, meaning that there is no official paperwork that proves that it was approved to work in Egypt," said Karim Abdel Rady, a researcher at the Arabic Network for Human Rights (ANHRI).
Despite the official opposition to the BDI officials' paying of tribute in Slupcane, it is speculated that there is tacit consent for the act by VMRO-DPMNE with the aim of raising the rating of both coalition parties.