Even people who postulate a creative God usually acknowledge that his existence shifts the big question rather than resolving it.
But the method of name-giving which I postulate is hardly 'a trifle of the human mind.'
A first postulate is, therefore, the equality of the two sexes before the law.
Let us examine some points of the Hidden Wisdom, in the light of this postulate, and see if the conclusion is not warranted.
Since Logic derives from postulates, it never has, and never will, change a postulate.
I am aware that such a postulate as this contradicts in some respects certain implications I have previously made.
The Captain acceded to my postulate, and accepted my friend as a corollary.
In other words another, though closely related, postulate of civilized society is involved.
When you wish to behold protectors you must postulate dangers.
The first postulate shows that he valued the demands of the soul far above social forms.
1530s, "nominate to a church office," from Medieval Latin postulatus, past participle of postulare "to ask, demand; claim; require," probably formed from past participle of Latin poscere "ask urgently, demand," from *posk-to-, Italic inchoative of PIE root *prek- "to ask questions" (cf. Sanskrit prcchati, Avestan peresaiti "interrogates," Old High German forskon, German forschen "to search, inquire"). Use in logic dates from 1640s, borrowed from Medieval Latin.
1580s, "a request, demand," from Latin postulatum "demand, request," properly "that which is requested," noun use of neuter past participle of postulare (see postulate (v.)). The sense in logic of "self-evident proposition" is from 1640s. The earlier noun in English was postulation (c.1400).
postulate pos·tu·late (pŏs'chə-lāt')
v. pos·tu·lat·ed, pos·tu·lat·ing, pos·tu·lates
To assume or assert the truth or necessity of, especially as a basis of an argument. n.
An unproved assertion or assumption, especially a statement offered as the basis of a theory.
A statement accepted as true for the purposes of argument or scientific investigation; also, a basic principle. (See axiom.)