Presumptive definition

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The definition of presumptive refers to something that is assumed to happen or assumed to be true.

When everyone expects a particular person to be nominated to a committee, that person is an example of a presumptive nominee.

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Providing a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance.

Presumptive evidence.

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Based on a presumption; presumed.

The party's presumptive nominee.

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(usage problem) Presumptuous.

Presumptive behavior.

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Based on probability; presumed.

An heir presumptive.

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By late May, he was already considered his party's presumptive nominee.

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Making presumptions; behaving as one who presumes, who assumes that which they perhaps shouldn't.

Forgive me for being presumptive, but aren't you and Mark engaged?

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Giving reasonable ground for belief.

Presumptive evidence.

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