Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Stated or declared as opposed to implied.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Made known distinctly and explicitly, and not left to inference or implication. Declared in terms; set forth in words. Manifested by direct and appropriate language, as distinguished from that which is inferred from conduct. The word is usually contrasted with "implied." State v. Denny, 118 Ind. 449, 21 N. E. 274, 4 L. R. A. 65.
    —Express abrogation. Abrogation by express provision or enactment; the repeal of a law or provision by a subsequent one, referring directly to it.
    —-Express assumpsit. An undertaking to do some act, or to pay a sum of money to another, manifested by express terms.
    —Express color. An evasive form of special pleading in a case where the defendant ought to plead the general issue. Abolished by the common-law procedure act, 1852, (15 & 16 Viet, c. 76, § 64.)
    —Express company. A firm or corporation engaged in the business of transporting parcels or other movable property, in the capacity of common carriers, and especially undertaking the safe carriage and speedy delivery of small but valuable packages of goods and money. Alsop v. Southern Exp. Co., 104 N. C7278, 10 S. E. 207, 6 L. R. A. 271; Pfis-ter v. Central Pac. Ry. Co.., 70 Cal. 169, 11 Pac. 686, 59 Am. Rep. 404.
    —Express consideration. A consideration which is distinctly and specifically named in the written contract or in the oral agreement of the parties. As to express "Conditions," "Co.ntracts," "Covenants," "Dedication," "Malice," "Notice," "Trust," and "Warranty," sce those titles.