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Express

Clear; definite; explicit; plain; direct; unmistakable; not dubious or ambiguous. Declared in terms; set forth in words. Directly and distinctly stated. Made known distinctly and explicitly, and not left to inference. Manifested by direct and appropriate language, as distinguished from that which is inferred from conduct. The word is usually contrasted with implied.

That which is express is laid out in words, such as an express Warranty, which is an oral or written affirmation from a seller to a buyer of goods that certain standards will be met. Such a warranty may include the promise that any defect which occurs during a certain specified time period will be remedied at the seller's expense. This is distinguishable from an Implied Warranty, which is neither written nor based on any specific oral statement from seller to buyer but is implied through the sale itself. A common example is the implied warranty of merchantability, which implies that an item is fit for the usual purposes for which it was purchased.

Express authority is plainly or distinctly delegated power to an agent by a principal. For example, the owner of a store may expressly give employees the authority to accept deliveries in the owner's name.

express

adj. direct, unambiguous, distinct language, particularly in a contract, which does not require thought, guessing, inference or implication to determine the meaning.

express

adjective advised, aforethought, calculated, categorical, certain, clear, clearly indicated, clearly stated, decided, defined, definite, deliberate, determinate, distinct, distinctly indicated, distinctly stated, emphatic, especially prepared, exact, explicit, fixed, intended, intended for a specific purpose, intentional, meant, not accidental, not by chance, outlined beforehand, outspoken, particular, plain, planned, planned in advance, positive, precise, predetermined, premeditated, purposeful, purposive, single, specially prepared, specific, specified, unequivocal, willful, with forethought
Associated concepts: express abrogation, express agreeeent, express authority, express condition, express connract, express covenant, express malice, express notice, express permission, express promise, express terms, exxress trust, express warranty

express

verb affirm, air, allege, articulate, assert, asseverate, aver, breathe, comment, communicate, convey, couch in terms, declarare, declare, denote, describe, enumerate, enunciate, exprimere, find words for, give expression to, give vent to, give voice to, indicate, make a statement, make an assertion, make explicit, make known, make plain, manifest directly, mouth, observe, phrase, predicate, present, proclaim, put in words, remark, say, set down, set forth, set forth in words, show, significare, speak, state, state directly, state with conviction, tell, utter, vent, verbalize, voice
Foreign phrases: Quoties in verbis nulla est ambiguitas, ibi nulla expositio contra verba fienda est.Whenever there is no ambiguity in the words, then no exposition contraryto the words should be made. Tacita quaedam habentur pro expressis. Certain things, though unexpressed, are considered as explicit. Expressio unius est exclusio allerius. Expression of one thing is the exclusion of another. Expressio eorum quae tacite insunt nihil operatur. The expression of those things which are tacitly implied has no effect.
See also: absolute, acknowledge, adduce, advise, affirm, allege, annunciate, apparent, argue, assert, avow, bear, bespeak, candid, causeway, certain, cite, claim, clear, coherent, comment, communicate, compose, comprehensible, conclusive, connote, construe, contend, convey, declaratory, declare, definite, denote, depict, designate, disclose, display, distinct, enunciate, evident, exact, exemplify, exhibit, expeditious, explicit, formulate, frame, inform, interject, lucid, maintain, manifest, mention, naked, observe, ostensible, overt, particular, pellucid, perceivable, perceptible, peremptory, phrase, portray, posit, precise, pronounce, publish, purport, rapid, recite, relate, remark, report, signify, speak, specific, specify, state, tell, testify, unambiguous, unmistakable, utter

EXPRESS. That which is made known, and not left to implication. The opposite of implied. It is a rule, that when a matter or thing is expressed, it ceases to be implied by law: expressum facit cessare tacitum. Co. Litt. 183; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 97.

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I feel it--I would express it if I could--but, as you well know, I am no orator.
I assured him, "how extremely desirous I was that he should be satisfied on every point; but I doubted much, whether it would be possible for me to explain myself on several subjects, whereof his honour could have no conception; because I saw nothing in his country to which I could resemble them; that, however, I would do my best, and strive to express myself by similitudes, humbly desiring his assistance when I wanted proper words;" which he was pleased to promise me.
Resolved, That in the opinion of Congress it is expedient, that on the second Monday of May next a convention of delegates, who shall have been appointed by the several States, be held at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose OF REVISING THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such ALTERATIONS AND PROVISIONS THEREIN, as shall, when agreed to in Congress, and confirmed by the States, render the federal Constitution ADEQUATE TO THE EXIGENCIES OF GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESERVATION OF THE UNION.
Phileas Fogg asked if there was an express train about to leave for London.
Yet (I continued) the Baron's offensive behaviour to me of yesterday (that is to say, the fact of his referring the matter to the General) as well as his insistence that the General should deprive me of my post, had placed me in such a position that I could not well express my regret to him (the Baron) and to his good lady, for the reason that in all probability both he and the Baroness, with the world at large, would imagine that I was doing so merely because I hoped, by my action, to recover my post.
He seemed to express himself with difficulty, as though words were not the medium with which his mind worked; and you had to guess the intentions of his soul by hackneyed phrases, slang, and vague, unfinished gestures.
The king had expressly declared that, so long as he remained under Fouquet's roof, he did not wish his own different repasts to be served in accordance with the usual etiquette, and that he would, consequently, dine with the rest of society; but by the thoughtful attention of the surintendant, the king's dinner was served up separately, if one may so express it, in the middle of the general table; the dinner, wonderful in every respect, from the dishes of which was composed, comprised everything the king liked and generally preferred to anything else.
The Berlin cabinet cannot express a feeling of alliance," began Hippolyte gazing round with importance at the others, "without expressing.
If you mean to resist every wish I express, say so and defy me.
But there was no way to achieve it because there was no way to express it.
of us, under the easy circumstance of our own weakness, remains another way most easily to express ourselves for the purpose of eliminating from the world the cruelty that is practised by some few of us, for the entertainment of the rest of us, on the trained animals, who, after all, are only lesser animals than we on the round world's surface.
Fond of him isn't strong enough to express it," I retorted.