[ tas-it ]
/ ˈtæs ɪt /
understood without being openly expressed; implied: tacit approval.
silent; saying nothing: a tacit partner.
unvoiced or unspoken: a tacit prayer.
Origin of tacit
1595–1605; < Latin tacitus silent, past participle of tacēre to be silent (cognate with Gothic thahan; akin to Old Norse thegja)
Related formstac·it·ly, adverbtac·it·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tacitness
/ (ˈtæsɪt) /
implied or inferred without direct expression; understooda tacit agreement
created or having effect by operation of law, rather than by being directly expressed
Derived Formstacitly, adverbtacitness, noun
Word Origin for tacit
C17: from Latin tacitus, past participle of tacēre to be silent
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