Origin of tacit
Examples from the Web for tacit
Meese, with the tacit acquiescence of other top officials, had laid out a version of events all were expected to uphold.How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations|Malcolm Byrne|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the same time, this focus on pragmatism is a tacit acknowledgment from the president.
The five- page document, which has the tacit support of Senate GOP leaders, represents a remarkable shift for the party.
There is, in the cancellation, a tacit admission of culpability where there is none.‘Luck’ Runs Out: If Horses Die While Cameras Roll, You Must Quit|Max Watman|March 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The same feeling of exclusion feeds the present distrust of police and the tacit acceptance of violence fueling the current riots.
She felt the justice of it to the bottom of her heart, and yet was chilled and wounded by the tacit condemnation of her child.The Ladies Lindores, Vol. 1(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
"We have gone far afield," she said, a tacit admission that she could not refute his dissertations.Parrot & Co.|Harold MacGrath
She had nodded to Andor, but by tacit consent they had not shaken hands.A Bride of the Plains|Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Besides, Andrew knew, his whole conduct was a tacit admission, that she had condescended in giving him her hand.Evan Harrington, Complete|George Meredith
At the same time he would do his utmost to work Gorry in, on the tacit understanding that nothing would be done for nothing.The Dust Flower|Basil King
British Dictionary definitions for tacit
Word Origin for tacit
Word Origin and History for tacit
c.1600, from French tacite, from Latin tacitus "that is passed over in silence, done without words, assumed, silent," prop. past participle of tacere "to be silent," from PIE root *tak- "to be silent" (cf. Gothic þahan, Old Norse þegja "to be silent," Old Norse þagna "to grow dumb," Old Saxon thagian, Old High German dagen "to be silent"). The musical instruction tacet is the 3rd person present singular of the Latin verb.