Legal Definition and Related Resources of Implication

Meaning of Implication

An inference , as distinguished from the actual expression of a thing in words. Has the same effect as though the thing implied had actually been expressed in words.

Implication Alternative Definition

An inference of something not directly declared, but arising from what is admitted or expressed. See terms defined under “Implied.”

Synonyms of Implication

(Incriminating involvement), noun

  • complicity
  • connection
  • crimination
  • culpability
  • enmeshment
  • entanglement
  • inculpation
  • link Associated Concepts: implication of a codefendant

(Inference), noun

  • allusion
  • broad meaning
  • coloring
  • connotation
  • hidden meaning
  • hint
  • import
  • indication
  • innuendo
  • insinuation
  • intimation
  • overtone
  • signification
  • suggested meaning
  • suggestion
  • tacit inference Associated Concepts: easement by implication
  • gift by implication
  • grant by implication
  • necessary implicationforeign phrases: Omissio eorum quae tacite insunt nihil operatur
  • The omission of those things which are tacitly expressed is unimportant

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Abandon, Abrogate, Constructive Trust, Easement, Fugitive, Happen, Implied, Maritime Lien, Pleading, Protest, Repeal, Right-of-way, Transmission.


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