Tacit Definition

Saying nothing; still.
Webster's New World
Not spoken.
Indicated tacit approval by smiling and winking.
American Heritage
Unspoken; silent.
Webster's New World
Not expressed or declared openly, but implied or understood.
Tacit approval.
Webster's New World
Happening without contract but by operation of law.
Webster's New World

Origin of Tacit

  • From Latin tacitus (“that is passed over in silence, done without words, assumed as a matter of course, silent"), from tacere (“to be silent").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin tacitus silent past participle of tacēre to be silent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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