Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Implication (Page: 736)

Im`pli*ca"tion (?), n. [L. implicatio: cf. F. implication.]

1. The act of implicating, or the state of being implicated.

Three principal causes of firmness are. the grossness, the quiet contact, and the implication of component parts. Boyle.

2. An implying, or that which is implied, but not expressed; an inference, or something which may fairly be understood, though not expressed in words.

Whatever things, therefore, it was asserted that the king might do, it was a necessary implication that there were other things which he could not do. Hallam.