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; as, tacit consent is consent by silence, or by not interposing an objection. -- {Tac"it*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The tacit and secret theft of abusing our brother in civil contracts. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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