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tacit

[ tas-it ]
/ ˈtæs ɪt /
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adjective

understood without being openly expressed; implied: tacit approval.
silent; saying nothing: a tacit partner.
unvoiced or unspoken: a tacit prayer.

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Origin of tacit

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Latin tacitus “silent,” past participle of tacēre “to be silent” (cognate with Gothic thahan; akin to Old Norse thegja )

OTHER WORDS FROM tacit

tac·it·ly, adverbtac·it·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tacit

tacit
/ (ˈtæsɪt) /

adjective

implied or inferred without direct expression; understooda tacit agreement
created or having effect by operation of law, rather than by being directly expressed

Derived forms of tacit

tacitly, adverbtacitness, noun

Word Origin for tacit

C17: from Latin tacitus, past participle of tacēre to be silent
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