presumption of law


noun Law.

a presumption based upon a policy of law or a general rule and not upon the facts or evidence in an individual case.

Nearby words

  1. presumed ocular histoplasmosis,
  2. presuming,
  3. presumption,
  4. presumption of fact,
  5. presumption of innocence,
  6. presumption of survivorship,
  7. presumptive,
  8. presumptive heir,
  9. presumptuous,
  10. presuppose

Origin of presumption of law

First recorded in 1590–1600

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