But according to Welner, that presumption should never be made.
The presumption is that those countries had to be ruled by colonial powers or strongmen more or less beholden to them.
He raised an eyebrow at the presumption of an Aircraftman Second Class introducing himself, and mumbled his name.
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.