tacit (n.) c.1600, from Fr. tacite, from L. tacitus "that is passed over in silence, done without words, assumed, silent," prop. pp. of tacere "to be silent," from PIE root *tak- "to be silent" (Cf. Goth. þahan, O.N. þegja "to be silent," O.N. þagna "to grow dumb," O.S. thagian, O.H.G. dagen "to be silent"). The musical instruction tacet is the 3rd person present singular of the Latin verb.

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  • tacit — tac·it / ta sət/ adj 1: implied (as by an act or by silence) rather than express a tacit admission 2 in the civil law of Louisiana: arising by operation of law a tacit mortgage tac·it·ly adv Merriam Web …   Law dictionary

  • tacit — TACÍT, Ă, taciţi, te, adj. (Despre un acord, o convenţie, o înţelegere etc.) Care nu este exprimat formal, dar care este subînţeles şi admis ca atare. – Din fr. tacite, lat. tacitus. Trimis de ana zecheru, 04.12.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  tacít adj. m …   Dicționar Român

  • Tacit — Tac it, a. [L. tacitus, p. p. of tacere to be silent, to pass over in silence; akin to Goth. [thorn]ahan to be silent, Icel. [thorn]egja, OHG. dag[=e]n: cf. F. tacite. Cf. {Reticent}.] Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tacit — [tas′it] adj. [< Fr or L: Fr tacite < L tacitus, pp. of tacere, to be silent < IE base * takē , to be silent > Goth thahan, ON thegja] 1. Now Rare saying nothing; still 2. unspoken; silent 3. not expressed or declared openly, but… …   English World dictionary

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  • tacit — [adj] taken for granted; not said aloud alluded to, allusive, assumed, hinted at, implicit, implied, inarticulate, indirect, inferred, intimated, silent, suggested, undeclared, understood, unexpressed, unsaid, unspoken, unstated, unvoiced,… …   New thesaurus

  • tacit — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ understood or implied without being stated. DERIVATIVES tacitly adverb. ORIGIN Latin tacitus silent , from tacere be silent …   English terms dictionary

  • tacit — /taesat/ Existing, inferred, or understood without being openly expressed or stated; implied by silence or silent acquiescence, as a tacit agreement or a tacit understanding. State v. Chadwick, 150 Or. 645, 47 P.2d 232, 234. Done or made in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • tacit — adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French tacite, from Latin tacitus silent, from past participle of tacēre to be silent; akin to Old High German dagēn to be silent Date: 1576 1. expressed or carried on without words or speech …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tacit — tacitly, adv. tacitness, n. /tas it/, adj. 1. understood without being openly expressed; implied: tacit approval. 2. silent; saying nothing: a tacit partner. 3. unvoiced or unspoken: a tacit prayer. [1595 1605; < L tacitus silent, ptp. of tacere… …   Universalium

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