IMPLY', v.t. [L. implico; in and plico, to fold. See Implicate.]

1. Literally, to infold or involve; to wrap up.

2. To involve or contain in substance or essence, or by fair inference, or by construction of law, when not expressed in words.

Where a malicious act is proved, a malicious intention is implied.

When a man employs a laborer to work for him, or an agent to transact business for him, the act of hiring implies an obligation,and a promise that he shall pay him a reasonable reward for his services. Contracts are express or implied; express contracts are those in which an agreement or promise is expressed by words or in writing; implied contracts are such as arise from the presumption of law, or the justice and reason of the transaction.