- The definition of a presumption is an acceptance of something as true without proof, or an attitude of superiority.
An example of a presumption is someone assuming their opinion is the right one.
presumption definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English ; from Old French presumpcion ; from Classical Latin praesumptio, a taking beforehand ; from praesumptus, past participle of praesumere: see presume
presumption definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Behavior or attitude that is boldly arrogant or offensive; effrontery.
- The act of presuming or accepting as true.
- Acceptance or belief based on reasonable evidence; assumption or supposition.
- A condition or basis for accepting or presuming.
- Law A conclusion derived from a particular set of facts based on law, rather than probable reasoning.
Origin: Middle English presumpcion, from Old French, from Late Latin praesūmptiō, praesūmptiōn-, from Latin, anticipation, from praesūmptus, past participle of praesūmere, to anticipate; see presume.
presumption - Legal Definition