Definition of Presumption

1. Noun. An assumption that is taken for granted.

Exact synonyms: Given, Precondition
Generic synonyms: Assumption, Supposal, Supposition
Derivative terms: Given, Presume



2. Noun. (law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved or admitted or judicially noticed.
Generic synonyms: Illation, Inference
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Presume

3. Noun. Audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to. "He despised them for their presumptuousness"
Exact synonyms: Assumption, Effrontery, Presumptuousness
Generic synonyms: Audaciousness, Audacity
Specialized synonyms: Uppishness, Uppityness
Derivative terms: Presume, Presumptuous, Presumptuous

4. Noun. A kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming. "His presumption was intolerable"

Definition of Presumption

1. n. The act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence; the act of assuming or taking for granted; belief upon incomplete proof.

Definition of Presumption

1. Noun. the act of presuming, or something presumed ¹

2. Noun. the belief of something based upon reasonable evidence, or upon something known to be true ¹

3. Noun. the condition upon which something is presumed ¹

4. Noun. (dated) arrogant behaviour ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Presumption

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Presumption

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Literary usage of Presumption

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Where a judge, near the beginning of his charge, told the jury that "the defendant comes into this court with the presumption of innocence around about him, ..."

2. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, Charles M. Barnes (1884)
"The latter draw their conclusions from a tremulous presumption resting on the dubious point which • 4C6 * of the parties, at the time, under the difference ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The first they impeach as presumption of a very heinous kind; the other is not such ... Thus the particular guilt of presumption is not contracted. PRESTON. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The root-malice of presumption is that it denies the supernatural order, as in the first ... The first they impeach as presumption of a very heinous kind; ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"No general rule, that a second gift must be understood as substitution, not addition : but a reasonable presumption, that a debtor does ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"2) enumerates five ways in which one may be guilty of presumption, ... The root-malice of presumption is that it denies the supernatural order, ..."

7. The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty (1883)
"This immemorial prescription secures the possessor's right, beyond the power of recovery : for, it affords a legal presumption that he is the proprietor, ..."

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