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: not directly or specifically made known (as in the terms of a contract)
: recognized (as by a court) as existing by reason of an inference and esp. on legal or equitable grounds [for breach of covenants in oil and gas leases "National Law Journal"] compare express
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.