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implication

(Incriminating involvement), noun connection, crimination, culpability, enmeshment, entanglement, inculpation, link
Associated concepts: implication of a codefendant

implication

(Inference), noun allusion, broad meannng, coloring, connotation, hidden meaning, hint, import, indication, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, overtone, suggested meaning, suggestion, tacit inference
Associated concepts: easement by implication, gift by impliiation, grant by implication, necessary implication
Foreign phrases: Omissio eorum quae tacite insunt nihil operatur.The omission of those things which are tacitly expressed is unimportant.
See also: affiliation, attribution, blame, caveat, conclusion, condemnation, connotation, content, context, deduction, entanglement, gist, hint, incrimination, inculpation, indicant, indication, inference, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, involvement, main point, meaning, mention, nuance, reference, referral, responsibility, signification, substance, suggestion

IMPLICATION. An inference of something not directly declared, but arising from what is admitted or expressed.
     2. It is a rule that when the law gives anything to a man, it gives him by implication all that is necessary for its enjoyment. It is also a rule that when a man accepts an office, he undertakes by implication to use it according to law, and by non-user he may forfeit it. 2 B1. Com. 152.
     3. An estate in fee simple will pass by implication; 6 John.. R. 185; IS John. R. 31; 2 Binn. R. 464, 532; such implication must not only be a possible or probable one, but it must be plain and necessary that is, so strong a probability of intention that an intention contrary to that imputed to the testator cannot be supposed. 1 Ves. & B. 466; Willes, 141; 1 Ves. jr. 564; 14 John. R. 198. Vide, generally, Com. Dig. Estates by Devise, N 12, 13; 2 Rop. Leg. 342; 14 Vin. Ab. 341; 5 Ves. 805; 5 Ves. 582; 3 Ves. 676.

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Had the Constitution been silent on this head, there can be no doubt that all the particular powers requisite as means of executing the general powers would have resulted to the government, by unavoidable implication.
There has been a mean implication against my character.
And then, I think, a shawl was flung over her (it is strange to me to think it was not I who ran after her with the shawl), and she was escorted sternly back to bed and reminded that she had promised not to budge, to which her reply was probably that she had been gone but an instant, and the implication that therefore she had not been gone at all.
Your integrity has perceived and your lips voiced an unalterable truth," replied Gahan, whose mind was filled with wonder if the implication could by any possibility be true--that this Manatorian had guessed his identity.
Miss Pink, trembling between terror and indignation, acknowledged Lady Lydiard's polite inquiry by a ceremonious bow, and an answer which administered by implication a dignified reproof.
not affirm their occurrence, that being only an implication from other
Morleena was a fine baby,' remarked Mr Kenwigs; as if this were rather an attack, by implication, upon the family.
Had she given occasion for a coroner's inquest the verdict would have been suicide, with the implication of unhappy love.
The way Tobin put it,it did seem to corroborate the art of prediction, though it looked to me that these accidents could happen to any one at Coney without the implication of palmistry.
By implication, without realizing what I was doing, I had already declared myself W.
After which offensive implication, he cut himself a crust of bread, and threw the knife down with a noise.
The speaker having folded his arms, and set in comfortably to address his depreciation of them Mails to any of the bystanders who would listen, several voices, out of pure sympathy with the sufferer, confirmed him; one voice saying to Clennam, 'They're a public nuisance, them Mails, sir;' another, 'I see one on 'em pull up within half a inch of a boy, last night;' another, 'I see one on 'em go over a cat, sir--and it might have been your own mother;' and all representing, by implication, that if he happened to possess any public influence, he could not use it better than against them Mails.