Tac"it (?), a. [L. tacitus, p.p. of tacere to be silent, to pass over in silence; akin to Goth. ahan to be silent, Icel. egja, OHG. dag�xc7;n: cf. F. tacite. Cf. Reticent.]

Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent; as, tacit consent is consent by silence, or by not interposing an objection.

-- Tac"it*ly, adv.

The tacit and secret theft of abusing our brother in civil contracts. Jer. Taylor.

 

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