tac·it /'ta-sət/ adj
1: implied (as by an act or by silence) rather than express
a tacit admission
2 in the civil law of Louisiana: arising by operation of law
a tacit mortgage
tac·it·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective allusive, assumed, connoted, implicit, implied, indicated, inferential, inferred, not openly expressed, silent, suggested, symbolized, tacitus, taken for granted, undeclared, understood, unexpressed, unmentioned, unpronounced, unsaid, unspoken, unstated, untold, unvoiced, wordless associated concepts: tacit approval, tacit consent II index allusive, constructive (inferential), covert, implicit, implied, indirect, undisclosed

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Implied but not openly expressed; understood without being explicitly stated.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

adj. Something implied but not actually named, for example, there was a tacit understanding that if she testified against her co-conspirator, she would not have to spend any time in prison.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

Implied, inferred, understood without being expressly stated.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Implied, inferred, understood without being expressly stated.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Tacit — Tac it, a. [L. tacitus, p. p. of tacere to be silent, to pass over in silence; akin to Goth. [thorn]ahan to be silent, Icel. [thorn]egja, OHG. dag[=e]n: cf. F. tacite. Cf. {Reticent}.] Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tacit — [tas′it] adj. [< Fr or L: Fr tacite < L tacitus, pp. of tacere, to be silent < IE base * takē , to be silent > Goth thahan, ON thegja] 1. Now Rare saying nothing; still 2. unspoken; silent 3. not expressed or declared openly, but… …   English World dictionary

  • tacit — (n.) c.1600, from Fr. tacite, from L. tacitus that is passed over in silence, done without words, assumed, silent, prop. pp. of tacere to be silent, from PIE root *tak to be silent (Cf. Goth. þahan, O.N. þegja to be silent, O.N. þagna to grow… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • tacit — [adj] taken for granted; not said aloud alluded to, allusive, assumed, hinted at, implicit, implied, inarticulate, indirect, inferred, intimated, silent, suggested, undeclared, understood, unexpressed, unsaid, unspoken, unstated, unvoiced,… …   New thesaurus

  • tacit — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ understood or implied without being stated. DERIVATIVES tacitly adverb. ORIGIN Latin tacitus silent , from tacere be silent …   English terms dictionary

  • tacit — /taesat/ Existing, inferred, or understood without being openly expressed or stated; implied by silence or silent acquiescence, as a tacit agreement or a tacit understanding. State v. Chadwick, 150 Or. 645, 47 P.2d 232, 234. Done or made in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • tacit — adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French tacite, from Latin tacitus silent, from past participle of tacēre to be silent; akin to Old High German dagēn to be silent Date: 1576 1. expressed or carried on without words or speech …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tacit — tacitly, adv. tacitness, n. /tas it/, adj. 1. understood without being openly expressed; implied: tacit approval. 2. silent; saying nothing: a tacit partner. 3. unvoiced or unspoken: a tacit prayer. [1595 1605; < L tacitus silent, ptp. of tacere… …   Universalium

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