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presumption

[pri-zuhmp-shuh n] /prɪˈzʌmp ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of presuming.
2.
assumption of something as true.
3.
belief on reasonable grounds or probable evidence.
4.
something that is presumed; an assumption.
5.
a ground or reason for presuming or believing.
6.
Law. an inference required or permitted by law as to the existence of one fact from proof of the existence of other facts.
7.
an assumption, often not fully established, that is taken for granted in some piece of reasoning.
8.
unwarrantable, unbecoming, or impertinent boldness.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English: effrontery, supposition < Latin praesūmptiōn- (stem of praesūmptiō) anticipation, supposition, Late Latin: presumptuousness, equivalent to praesūmpt(us) (past participle of praesūmere to undertake beforehand; see presume) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
overpresumption, noun
Can be confused
assumption, axiom, premise, presumption.
Synonyms
8. audacity, effrontery, arrogance, gall.
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British Dictionary definitions for over presumption

presumption

/prɪˈzʌmpʃən/
noun
1.
the act of presuming
2.
bold or insolent behaviour or manners
3.
a belief or assumption based on reasonable evidence
4.
a ground or basis on which to presume
5.
(law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved, admitted, or judicially noticed
Word Origin
C13: via Old French from Latin praesumptiō a using in advance, anticipation, from praesūmere to take beforehand; see presume
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Word Origin and History for over presumption

presumption

n.

mid-13c., "seizure and occupation without right," also "taking upon oneself more than is warranted," from Old French presumcion (12c., Modern French présomption) and directly from Late Latin praesumptionem (nominative praesumptio) "confidence, audacity," in classical Latin, "a taking for granted, anticipation," noun of action from past participle stem of praesumere "to take beforehand," from prae "before" (see pre-) + sumere "to take" (see exempt (adj.)). In English, the meaning "the taking of something for granted" is attested from c.1300. Presumptuous preserves the older sense.

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