An example of a presumption is someone assuming their opinion is the right one.
- An overstepping of proper bounds; forwardness; effrontery.
- The taking of something for granted.
The presumption of innocence of the accused.
She was offended at the stranger's presumption in speaking in such an casual manner.
Origin of presumption
- Middle English presumpcion from Old French from Late Latin praesūmptiō praesūmptiōn- from Latin anticipation from praesūmptus past participle of praesūmere to anticipate presume
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Late Latin praesumptionem, accusative singular of praesumptio.