Since Groovy 1.8.3 we can use the implies() method on Boolean types. The implies() method implements a logical implication. This means that if we have two Boolean variables A and B, that if A is true, than B is true. So if A is true than it is implied B is true as well. If A is false than B can be either true or false. We could rewrite the implication as !A or B.

def a = true
def b = true

assert a.implies(b)
assert !(a.implies(false))

assert a.implies(b) == ((!a).or(b))

assert true.implies(true)
assert false.implies(true)
assert false.implies(false)
assert !true.implies(false)

Code written with Groovy 2.0.4

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