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implied adj

: 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
im·pli·ed·ly [im-plī-əd-lē]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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