Silence means consent
This page is about the saying "Silence means consent"
The idea here is that if you don't disagree, you automatically agree. Keeping quiet is the same as giving permission.
silence (noun): absence of sound; not speaking | consent (noun): agreement; permission | The principle of "silence means consent" is not accepted in English law.
Origin: From the Latin: "Qui tacet consentire videtur" ("He who is silent seems to consent")
If "silence means consent" and you say nothing when a friend suggests robbing a bank, it means that you
Contributor: Josef Essberger