implied contract
implied contract see contract

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

implied contract
A contract that is found to exist even when its terms are not explicitly stated because
1) the parties assumed a contract existed (implied-in-fact contract), or
2) denying the contract's existence would result in unjust enrichment to one of the parties (implied-in-law contract). Compare: express contract
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


implied contract
A contract not created or evidenced by the explicit agreement of the parties but one inferred by law; as the use of electric power in your home implies a contract with the light company.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

implied contract
n.
   an agreement which is found to exist based on the circumstances when to deny a contract would be unfair and/or result in unjust enrichment to one of the parties. An implied contract is distinguished from an "express contract."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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