adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French tacite, from Latin tacitus silent, from past participle of tacēre to be silent; akin to Old High German dagēn to be silent Date: 1576 1. expressed or carried on without words or speech <
the blush was a tacit answer — Bram Stoker
2. implied or indicated (as by an act or by silence) but not actually expressed <
tacit consent
tacit admission of guilt
tacitly adverbtacitness noun

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