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IMPLICATION Definition & Legal Meaning

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Intendment or inference, as distinguished from the actual expressionof a thing in words. In a will, an estate may pass by mere implication, without anyexpress words to direct its course. 2 Bl. Comm. 381.An inference of something not directly declared, but arising from what is admitted or expressed.In construing a will conjecture must not be taken for implication; but necessaryimplication means, not natural necessity, but so strong a probability of intention that anintention contrary to that which is imputed to the testator cannot be supposed. 1 Yes. & B. 460.”Implication” is also used in the sense of “inference;” t. e., where the existence ofan intention is inferred from acts not done for the sole purpose of communicating it. butfor some other purpose. Sweet.


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