Definition of Tacit

1. Adjective. Implied by or inferred from actions or statements. "The understood provisos of a custody agreement"

Exact synonyms: Silent, Understood
Similar to: Implicit, Inexplicit



Definition of Tacit

1. a. Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent; as, tacit consent is consent by silence, or by not interposing an objection.

Definition of Tacit

1. Adjective. Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent; as, tacit consent is consent by silence, or by not interposing an objection. ¹

2. Adjective. (logic) Not derived from formal principles of reasoning; based on induction rather than deduction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tacit

1. unspoken [adj] : TACITLY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tacit

tachyphagia
tachyphasia
tachyphemia
tachyphemic
tachyphrasia
tachyphrenia
tachyphylaxes
tachyphylaxis
tachypnea
tachypnoea
tachyrhythmia
tachysterol
tachysystole
tachyzoites
tacit (current term)
tacit consent
tacitly
tacitness
tacitnesses
taciturn
taciturnities
taciturnity
taciturnly
taciturnous
tack
tack claw
tack hammer
tack on
tack together

Literary usage of Tacit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"3 As before absolute rights seemed to involve anarchy, so here they seem to involve communism; and here again we escape by means of a tacit compact. ..."

2. History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"3 As before absolute rights seemed to involve anarchy, so here they seem to involve communism; and here again we escape by means of a tacit compact. ..."

3. Principles of the English Law of Contract and of Agency in Its Relation to by William Reynell Anson (1906)
"tacit contract by conduct. The description which I have given of the possible ... A contract so made is sometimes called a tacit contract: the intention of ..."

4. Principles of the English Law of Contract and of Agency in Its Relation to by William Reynell Anson (1906)
"tacit contract by conduct. The description which I have given of the possible ... A contract so made is sometimes called a tacit contract: the intention of ..."

5. Principles of Contract: Being a Treatise on the General Principles by Frederick Pollock (1885)
"... -A • -Ji or tacit, In so far as it is conveyed by conduct, it is said to be tacit. It would be as difficult as it is needless to adduce ..."

6. History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"3 As before absolute rights seemed to involve anarchy, so here they seem to involve communism; and here again we escape by means of a tacit compact. ..."

7. History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"3 As before absolute rights seemed to involve anarchy, so here they seem to involve communism; and here again we escape by means of a tacit compact. ..."

8. Principles of the English Law of Contract and of Agency in Its Relation to by William Reynell Anson (1906)
"tacit contract by conduct. The description which I have given of the possible ... A contract so made is sometimes called a tacit contract: the intention of ..."

9. Principles of the English Law of Contract and of Agency in Its Relation to by William Reynell Anson (1906)
"tacit contract by conduct. The description which I have given of the possible ... A contract so made is sometimes called a tacit contract: the intention of ..."

10. Principles of Contract: Being a Treatise on the General Principles by Frederick Pollock (1885)
"... -A • -Ji or tacit, In so far as it is conveyed by conduct, it is said to be tacit. It would be as difficult as it is needless to adduce ..."

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