Acceptance by Silence Law and Legal Definition

Acceptance by silence is a type of acceptance of a contract. Generally a contract cannot be accepted by silence. However, a contract will be considered as accepted even in case of silence in the following cases:

1. in case of past dealings of the parties;

2. in case if the offeror has waived communication by indicating that acceptance may be made by silence or inaction;

3. if one party requests to change the terms of the contract; and

4. offer to renew an insurance policy is sent to the insured.