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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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

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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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D-CAF showed us that plays can be pliable, dances can be expressively unusual, and that creativity is alive.
As Mark says "many teachers cannot explain from a movement perspective how to play their instrument safely and expressively, any more than most people can explain to someone else how to sit or stand in balance without tension."
The concept represents an exterior styling study by Toyota designers, and it builds on the brand's product development priority to develop more dramatic, expressively designed vehicles.
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Within the historically informed performance, the winsome soloist (as evidenced by the photographs) has succeeded in differentiating the individual compositions, their movements, sections and phrases, duly highlighting the harmonically extreme passages and making the slow parts stand out expressively. In this, Jana Semeradova is sensitively accompanied by the French harpsichordist Bertrand Cuiller and the Czech cellist Hana Flekova.
"It can be an encouragement to speed up that [expansion] process," said Maalouf, "but it is expressively not a cause to an effect."
A forceful, expressively written book with complex characters and distinctive voices.
The students expressively communicate through pictures, and teachers use it to enhance receptive language for students.
He is noted for his use of a dramatic and colourful palette, applying the paint thickly and expressively into forms that pare the Welsh landscape down to its essentials.
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Half of the students then received 10 minutes to write expressively about their feelings about the upcoming test (expressive writing group), and the other half was told to sit quietly (control group).
We heard wonderful dynamic effects and there was also some first class solo or small ensemble string playing, such as a quartet in the early states of Wiener Blut and an expressively drawn out cello interlude in the Emperor Waltz.