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Qui tacet consentit

“Qui tacet consentit” is a Latin phrase meaning “silence gives consent” in English. This phrase suggests that if a person remains silent when confronted with something objectionable or controversial, their silence can be interpreted as agreement or consent. The phrase is commonly used in legal contexts to imply that failing to speak out against something can be seen as endorsing it.

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