Definition of tacit
- the blush was a tacit answer
- —Bram Stoker
- tacit consent
- tacit admission of guilt
She felt that she had her parents' tacit approval to borrow the car.
There was a tacit agreement that he would pay off the loan.
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First Known Use: circa 1650See Words from the same year
: expressed or understood without being directly stated
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