Something implied but not actually named, for example, there was a tacit understanding that if she testified against her co-conspirator, she would not have to spend any time in prison. Something implied but not actually named, for example, there was a tacit understanding that if she testified against her co-conspirator, she would not have to spend any time in prison.
Not expressed or declared openly, but implied or understood
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lies in his formula of implicit and explicit, potential and actual.
Your Holiness (he wrote) is sovereign of Rome, but I am its emperor; and he threatened to annul the presumed donation of Rome by Charlemagne, unless the pope yielded implicit obedience to him in all temporal affairs.
What was implicit in nature had become explicit in man; the problem of the individual was one with the problem of universal experience.
The whole history of his researches proves how fully he was aware of the conditions necessary for the attainment of achromatism in refracting telescopes, and he may be well excused if he so long placed implicit reliance on the accuracy of experiments made by so illustrious a philosopher as Newton.
Here, church dogma has explicated what was implicit in revelation.