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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.


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

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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In the simple folk song shown here, a comma to the right of a pattern of notes signifies that a mini-closure should be expressed. Please do not mistake the comma to mean "take a breath here." Each comma is merely to acknowledge that an inflection is needed to enable the listener to become aware of an expressive mini-substructure of the phrase.
It is a way to express one variable (y) in a different variable (y') such that the relationship between y and y' can be expressed as y' = [a.sub.0] + [a.sub.1]y where [a.sub.0] and [a.sub.1] are constants.
Where counselors expressed dissatisfaction with implementation, they pointed to a lack of adequate support from their schools' administration.
Just by trying to educate themselves about what was available in the community participants reported encountering numerous referrals to other sources of information that seemed to lead nowhere, failed to return phone calls or, if they did make contact, expressed frustration with them for not following set procedures.
"When I teach auditing, I point out that the compilation report states that no form of assurance is expressed on compiled financial statements," he said.
In early October, as the Senate demonstrated that it was deadlocked on campaign-finance reform, many politicians openly expressed their glee.
In their study, which examined liver cancer tumors containing low concentrations of Fas, nearly 43 percent expressed FasL.