Presumption Definition

prĭ-zŭmpshən
presumptions
noun
presumptions
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.
American Heritage
The act of presuming.
Webster's New World
The thing presumed; supposition.
Webster's New World
A ground or reason for presuming; evidence that points to the probability of something.
Webster's New World
A conclusion applied by law as to the correctness of some fact, ordinarily subject to rebuttal by contrary evidence.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Presumption

Noun

Singular:
presumption
Plural:
presumptions

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.

    From Wiktionary

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