the act of presuming.
assumption of something as true.
belief on reasonable grounds or probable evidence.
something that is presumed; an assumption.
a ground or reason for presuming or believing.
Law. an inference required or permitted by law as to the existence of one fact from proof of the existence of other facts.
an assumption, often not fully established, that is taken for granted in some piece of reasoning.
unwarrantable, unbecoming, or impertinent boldness.
- o·ver·pre·sump·tion, noun
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How to use presumption in a sentence
Any presumptions that she had made the team because of her husband were quickly dismissed after watching her perform.From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. Robinson | Brandy Zadrozny | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Race is also embedded in the whole set of presumptions about the 47 percent and the “moocher class.”
Liberal bias exists mostly in presumptions about story selection, and mostly off the capital-P Political beat.
It concerns erroneous presumptions that Woodstein themselves harbored and infused into ATPM.What Director Alan Pakula’s Papers Reveal About Watergate | Max Holland | June 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
She was not touched by the video of Neda because it was not compatible with her essential presumptions.
Viewed in this light, all the resemblances which exist become presumptions against, not in favour of, the moon's being inhabited.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive | John Stuart Mill
They went into five shops to buy a hat for Biddy, and her ladyship's presumptions of cheapness were woefully belied.The Tragic Muse | Henry James
From each of these uses, the last especially, we may draw fresh presumptions of his high estimate of the Pelasgian name.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3 | W. E. Gladstone
Again, they have labored particularly to fix rules for presumptions, which they divide into, 1.
Presumptions are substituted for proofs, and general opinion holds the place of a responsible accuser.Anne of Geierstein, Volume I (of 2) | Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for presumption
the act of presuming
bold or insolent behaviour or manners
a belief or assumption based on reasonable evidence
a ground or basis on which to presume
law an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved, admitted, or judicially noticed
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