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1. in a tacit manner; by unexpressed agreement;
- Example: "they are tacitly expected to work 10 hours a day"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tacit \Tac"it\, a. [L. tacitus, p. p. of tacere to be silent, to pass over in silence; akin to Goth. [thorn]ahan to be silent, Icel. [thorn]egja, OHG. dag[=e]n: cf. F. tacite. Cf. Reticent.] Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent; as, tacit consent is consent by silence, or by not interposing an objection. -- Tac"it*ly, adv. [1913 Webster] The tacit and secret theft of abusing our brother in civil contracts. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]