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1 : implied (as by an act or by silence) rather than express [a admission]
2 in the civil law of Louisiana
: arising by operation of law [a mortgage]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.