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  • n. Something that is implied even though not expressed


Latin subintellegere (Wiktionary)


  • (A.) giving to all collectively the unity of their common orbit; but likewise supplies, by a sort of subintelligitur, the one central power, which renders the movement harmonious and cyclical.

    Biographia Literaria

  • Shakspeare's Ague-cheek, Osric, &c. are displayed through others, in the course of social intercourse, by the mode of their performing some office in which they are employed; but Massinger's 'Sylli' come forward to declare themselves fools 'ad arbitrium auctoris,' and so the diction always needs the 'subintelligitur' ( 'the man looks as if he thought so and so,') expressed in the language of the satirist, and not in that of the man himself: --

    Literary Remains, Volume 1


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