People insist on presuming that Mitch McConnell speaks and acts in good faith.
It also sets a dangerous precedent, he says, in presuming the accused guilty and the accuser innocent.
First, everyone is presuming this is really Rupert talking, especially after those catty tweets of his last week.
late 14c., "to take upon oneself, to take liberty," also "to take for granted, presuppose," especially overconfidently, from Old French presumer (12c.) and directly from Latin praesumere "anticipate," in Late Latin, "assume" (see presumption). Related: Presumed; presumedly; presuming.