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Implied, inferred, understood without being expressly stated.

Tacit refers to something done or made in silence, as in a tacit agreement. A tacit understanding is manifested by the fact that no contradiction or objection is made and is thus inferred from the situation and the circumstances.

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


created or having effect by operation of law, rather than by being directly expressed.
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TACIT. That which, although not expressed, is understood from the nature of the thing, or from the provision of the law; implied.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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These illegal police actions are tacitly supported by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, as exemplified by his silence on the matter, IADL added.
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While liberalism purports to maintain neutrality on the question of ultimate good, it tacitly imposes as the ultimate good its own authoritative conception of that neutrality and the restrictive procedures for securing it.
Geneva diplomats say that member governments have now tacitly agreed to strike a deal by the end of June, that would clear the way for the WTO's Doha Development Round to be wrapped up by Christmas.
One cannot deny that enacted laws have a moral grounding without tacitly denying that there exists a natural law.
More moderate Islamist groups oppose this view and tacitly agree to work within existing political systems.
Ironically, as the differential between her sculpture and her self-portraits suggests, the process of ascribing a masculine or feminine character to suggestively arranged food is not so far removed from the way patriarchal templates tacitly order everyday life.
Or by the very fact that I am parodying one of their now familiar catchphrases, am I tacitly admitting their success
Karimov's regime, notes the Times of London, is constantly seeking to refine that satanic science, "formulating new ways to poach, grill, tenderize, smoke, and flambe his citizens to death." During Karimov's visit to Washington last March, White House spokesman Scott McClellan tacitly admitted that Uzbekistan is one of the regimes to which the Bush administration has outsourced interrogation of terrorist suspects.
But tacitly, at least, Wagoner also conceded the inevitable: GM would no longer try at all costs to remain the world's biggest automaker.
By allowing these zones the authorities are tacitly saying to women that it is OK to sell your body for money.
Fitzsimmons tacitly accepts that the legislators could clearly identify what practices could be labeled feudal and moves on to discuss the effort to abolish outright elements of personal servitude while demanding the redemption of other liabilities linked to the ownership of the manor.