Implied-in-Fact Contract Law and Legal Definition
Implied-in-fact contract is a contract that the parties presumably intended as their tacit understanding, as inferred from their conduct and other circumstances. An implied-in-fact contract is also termed contract implied in fact. An implied-in-fact contract is a contract agreed by non-verbal conduct, rather than by explicit words. Such contracts are automatically created when a party tacitly accepts a benefit at a time when it is possible to reject it. An example for this kind of contract is: Jane mows Joe's lawn without being asked and Joe sends her a check for $25.