Definition of tacit in English:

tacit

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Pronunciation: /ˈtasɪt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

tacitly

adverb
More example sentences
  • The idea that free speech is divisible - that you can ban some forms of speech without impacting on others - has been tacitly accepted.
  • But as the government now tacitly admits, neither of these allegations is true.
  • Socially, most societies at least tolerate the use of alcohol, and many at least tacitly encourage it.

Origin

early 17th century (in the sense 'wordless, noiseless'): from Latin tacitus, past participle of tacere 'be silent'.

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