Presuppose meaning

prē'sə-pōz'
To assume some truth without proof, usually for the purpose of reaching a conclusion based on that truth.
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To believe or suppose in advance.
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To require or involve necessarily as an antecedent condition.
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To believe or suppose in advance.
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To require or involve necessarily as an antecedent condition.
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To suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted.
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To require or imply as a preceding condition.

An effect presupposes a cause.

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Origin of presuppose

  • From Latin prae- "before", and supponere "to suppose".
    From Wiktionary