An example of a presumption is someone assuming their opinion is the right one.
- the act of presuming; specif.,
- an overstepping of proper bounds; forwardness; effrontery
- the taking of something for granted
- the thing presumed; supposition
- a ground or reason for presuming; evidence that points to the probability of something
- Law the inference that a fact exists, based on the proved existence of other facts
Origin of presumptionMiddle English ; from Old French presumpcion ; from Classical Latin praesumptio, a taking beforehand ; from praesumptus, past participle of praesumere: see presume
- Behavior or attitude that is boldly arrogant or offensive; effrontery: She was offended at the stranger's presumption in speaking in such an casual manner.
- The act of presuming or accepting something as true: the presumption of innocence of the accused.
- A condition or basis for accepting or presuming something.
- Law A conclusion applied by law as to the correctness of some fact, ordinarily subject to rebuttal by contrary evidence.
Origin of presumptionMiddle English presumpcion, from Old French, from Late Latin praes&umacron;mpti&omacron;, praes&umacron;mpti&omacron;n-, from Latin, anticipation, from praes&umacron;mptus, past participle of praes&umacron;mere, to anticipate; see presume.
From Late Latin praesumptionem, accusative singular of praesumptio.
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