im·plied /im-'plīd/ adj: not directly or specifically made known (as in the terms of a contract); specif: recognized (as by a court) as existing by reason of an inference and esp. on legal or equitable grounds
for breach of implied covenants in oil and gas leasesNational Law Journal compare express
im·pli·ed·ly /im-'plī-əd-lē/ adv

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

I adjective alluded to, allusive, assumed, connoted, expressed indirectly, implicit, indicated, inferential, inferred, insinuated, meant, signified, suggested, tacit, undeclared, understood, unspoken associated concepts: implied acceptance, implied acquiescence, implied admission, implied agency, implied agreement, implied authority, implied contract, implied covenant, implied dedication, implied malice, implied notice, implied powers, implied promise, implied ratification, implied trust, implied warranty II index constructive (inferential), implicit, subtle (insidious), tacit

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Strongly suggested by circumstances and evidence but not directly stated; see also express

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

Circumstances, conduct, or statements which substitute for explicit language to prove authority to act, warranty, promise, or consent, among other things.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

adj. Of something that is inferred, rather than plainly expressed.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

Inferred from circumstances; known indirectly.

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

Inferred from circumstances; known indirectly.

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

adj., adv. referring to circumstances, conduct or statements of one or both parties which substitute for explicit language to prove authority to act, warranty, promise, trust, agreement, consent or easement, among other things. Thus circumstances "imply" something rather than spell it out.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Implied — Im*plied , a. Virtually involved or included; involved in substance; inferential; tacitly conceded; the correlative of express, or expressed. See {Imply}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • implied — [adj] hinted at adumbrated, alluded to, allusive, connoted, constructive, figured, foreshadowed, hidden, implicit, indicated, indicative, indirect, inferential, inferred, inherent, insinuated, intended, involved, latent, lurking, meant, occult,… …   New thesaurus

  • implied — [im plīd′] adj. involved, suggested, or understood without being openly or directly expressed …   English World dictionary

  • implied — This word is used in law in contrast to express ; i.e., where the intention in regard to the subjectmatter is not manifested by explicit and direct words, but is gathered by implication or necessary deduction from the circumstances, the general… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Implied — Imply Im*ply , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Implied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Implying}.] [From the same source as employ. See {Employ}, {Ply}, and cf. {Implicate}, {Apply}.] 1. To infold or involve; to wrap up. [Obs.] His head in curls implied. Chapman. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • implied — impliedly /im pluy id lee/, adv. /im pluyd /, adj. involved, indicated, or suggested without being directly or explicitly stated; tacitly understood: an implied rebuke; an implied compliment. [1520 30; IMPLY + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • implied — adj. Implied is used with these nouns: ↑consent, ↑criticism, ↑message, ↑rebuke, ↑term, ↑threat …   Collocations dictionary

  • implied — /ɪmˈplaɪd/ (say im pluyd) adjective involved, indicated, or suggested by implying; tacitly understood: an implied rebuke …   Australian English dictionary

  • implied — adjective /ɪmˈplaɪd/ Suggested without being stated directly. Ant: verbal, express See Also: implicit …   Wiktionary

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