implied im‧plied [ɪmˈplaɪd] adjective
not stated openly, but understood to exist or to be true:

• Disney argued that it had an oral contract and an implied license to use the Muppet characters.

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implied UK US /ɪmˈplaɪd/ adjective [usually before noun] LAW
if something is implied, it is understood to be true or to exist, although it is not stated directly or in a legal agreement: an implied agreement/contract/licence »

Some judges are of the opinion that there must be an express or implied agreement between the parties before the defence can operate.

implied duty/obligation/responsibility »

There is an implied duty upon partners to exercise reasonable care in the performance of their duties.

Compare EXPRESS(Cf. express) adjective
impliedly adverb

It is presumed that costs have been reasonable in amount, if their amount was expressly or impliedly approved by the client.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • implied — im·plied /im plīd/ adj: not directly or specifically made known (as in the terms of a contract); specif: recognized (as by a court) as existing by reason of an inference and esp. on legal or equitable grounds for breach of implied covenants in… …   Law dictionary

  • Implied — Im*plied , a. Virtually involved or included; involved in substance; inferential; tacitly conceded; the correlative of express, or expressed. See {Imply}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • implied — [adj] hinted at adumbrated, alluded to, allusive, connoted, constructive, figured, foreshadowed, hidden, implicit, indicated, indicative, indirect, inferential, inferred, inherent, insinuated, intended, involved, latent, lurking, meant, occult,… …   New thesaurus

  • implied — [im plīd′] adj. involved, suggested, or understood without being openly or directly expressed …   English World dictionary

  • implied — This word is used in law in contrast to express ; i.e., where the intention in regard to the subjectmatter is not manifested by explicit and direct words, but is gathered by implication or necessary deduction from the circumstances, the general… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Implied — Imply Im*ply , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Implied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Implying}.] [From the same source as employ. See {Employ}, {Ply}, and cf. {Implicate}, {Apply}.] 1. To infold or involve; to wrap up. [Obs.] His head in curls implied. Chapman. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • implied — impliedly /im pluy id lee/, adv. /im pluyd /, adj. involved, indicated, or suggested without being directly or explicitly stated; tacitly understood: an implied rebuke; an implied compliment. [1520 30; IMPLY + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • implied — adj. Implied is used with these nouns: ↑consent, ↑criticism, ↑message, ↑rebuke, ↑term, ↑threat …   Collocations dictionary

  • implied — /ɪmˈplaɪd/ (say im pluyd) adjective involved, indicated, or suggested by implying; tacitly understood: an implied rebuke …   Australian English dictionary

  • implied — adjective /ɪmˈplaɪd/ Suggested without being stated directly. Ant: verbal, express See Also: implicit …   Wiktionary

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