clearly and intentionally stated; not implied The UN Charter allows the use of force for the express purpose of restoring international peace and security.
- The committee expressed their concerns.
- Even without an express provision for preemption, we have found that state law must yield to a congressional Act.
- express malice
- express authority
- express request
- express terms
- express warranty
- The term expressed is also used as an adjective, but express is the preferred form.
- The term implied (=indicated by actions, circumstances or statements but not explicitly stated) is the opposite of express.