ex·pres·sion n1: an act, process, or instance of representing or conveying in words or some other medium: speechprotected expression under the First Amendment2: a mode or means of expressing an idea, opinion, or thought◇ An expression is protectible under copyright law, but an idea is not.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
articulation, assertion, asseveration, cliche, communication, declaration, expressed opinion, formula, formulation, idiom, indication, locution, maxim, mention, motto, profession, remark, representation in language, saying, sententia, set phrase, setting forth in words, statement, verbalism, verbum, vocal embodiment of thought, voicing, vox
associated concepts: construction, interpretation
- Expressio unius est exclusio alterius. — The expression of one thing is the exclusion of another.II (manifestation) noun appearance, demonstration, disclosure, display, emergence, evidence, evincement, exhibit, exhibition, exposition, exposure, illustration, indication, instance, mark, presentation, presentment, revealment, revelation, show, showing, sign, token, uncovering III index admission (disclosure), assertion, call (title), comment, connotation, creation, declaration, demeanor, disclosure (something disclosed), inflection, language, manifestation, maxim, mention (reference), parlance, phraseology, pronouncement, remark, rhetoric (skilled speech), speech, style, testimony, token
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006