- presumption of fact,
- presumption of innocence,
- presumption of law,
- presumption of survivorship,
- presumptive heir,
Origin of presumptive
Examples from the Web for presumptive
These groups turn out in greater numbers in presidential elections, giving Democrats a presumptive advantage heading into 2016.
The spotlight will soon fix itself on the presumptive Democratic 2016 nominee, whose name, I think, we all know.
Whoever wins that primary will still be an underdog against the presumptive Democratic nominee, Rep. Bruce Braley.
The presumptive Democratic nominee is Rep. Bruce Braley, a four-term congressman from northeast Iowa.
Her presumptive Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, has already raised nearly $21 million.Wendy Davis Is (Probably) Running for Texas Governor|Caroline Linton|September 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was not going to quarrel with his only brother and presumptive heir because he chose to marry a woman who was not to his taste.Smith and the Pharaohs, and Other Tales|Henry Rider Haggard
Nevertheless, there is presumptive evidence to support the charge.The Ornithology of Shakespeare|James Edmund Harting
On the other hand, the fact that even one informant remembered the name is presumptive evidence for existence of some sort.The Aboriginal Population of the North Coast of California|Sherburne Friend Cook
This remarkable coincidence, equally with the other, is presumptive evidence of his guilt.Assassination of Lincoln: a History of the Great Conspiracy|Thomas Mealey Harris
Sometimes he is styled the Master of Maxwell, as presumptive heir of the title.The Works of John Knox, Volume 2 (of 6)|John Knox
"speculative," mid-15c., from French présomptif (15c.), from Medieval Latin presumptivus, from Late Latin praesumptivus, from Latin praesumpt- past participle stem of praesumere (see presume). The heir presumptive (1620s) is "presumed" to be the heir if the heir apparent is unavailable. Related: Presumptively.