presumption

  • 1 presumption — pre·sump·tion /pri zəmp shən/ n: an inference as to the existence of a fact not certainly known that the law requires to be drawn from the known or proven existence of some other fact conclusive presumption: a presumption that the law does not… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Presumption — • A product of pride, and a vice opposed to the theological virtue of hope • A term signifying a reasonable conjecture concerning something doubtful, drawn from arguments and appearances, which by the force of circumstances can be accepted as a… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 Presumption — Pre*sump tion (?; 215), n. [L. praesumptio: cf. F. pr[ e]somption, OF. also presumpcion. See {Presume}.] 1. The act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence; the act of assuming or taking for granted; belief upon incomplete proof. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 presumption — pre‧sump‧tion [prɪˈzʌmpʆn] noun [countable, uncountable] LAW the act of thinking that something is true because it seems very likely, although there is no proof: • The amendment would create a legal presumption. presumption of • The claims… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 presumption — [n1] belief, hypothesis anticipation, apriorism, assumption, basis, chance, conjecture, grounds, guess, likelihood, opinion, plausibility, posit, postulate, postulation, premise, presupposition, probability, reason, shot, shot in the dark*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 presumption — (n.) mid 13c., seizure and occupation without right, also taking upon oneself more than is warranted, from L.L. praesumptionem confidence, audacity, in classical Latin, a taking for granted, anticipation, from praesumere to take beforehand, from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 presumption — presupposition, assumption, postulate, premise, posit (see under PRESUPPOSE) Analogous words: view, *opinion, conviction, belief: conjecture, surmise (see under CONJECTURE vb) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 presumption — ► NOUN 1) an act or instance of presuming something to be the case. 2) an idea that is presumed to be true. 3) arrogant or disrespectful behaviour. 4) chiefly Law an attitude adopted towards something in the absence of contrary factors …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 presumption — [prē zump′shən, prizump′shən] n. [ME < OFr presumpcion < L praesumptio, a taking beforehand < praesumptus, pp. of praesumere: see PRESUME] 1. the act of presuming; specif., a) an overstepping of proper bounds; forwardness; effrontery b)… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 presumption — An inference in favor of a particular fact. A presumption is a rule of law, statutory or judicial, by which finding of a basic fact gives rise to existence of presumed fact, until presumption is rebutted. Van Wart v. Cook, Okl.App., 557 P.2d 1161 …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11 Presumption — In the law of evidence, a presumption of a particular fact can be made without the aid of proof in some situations. The types of presumption includes a rebuttable discretionary presumption, a rebuttable mandatory presumption, and an irrebutable… …

    Wikipedia

  • 12 presumption — pre|sump|tion [prıˈzʌmpʃən] n 1.) something that you think is true because it is very likely presumption that ▪ the presumption that their wealth is the result of crime on the presumption that ▪ On the presumption that the doctor knows best, I… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 presumption — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ strong ▪ general ▪ There is a general presumption that fatty foods are bad for your heart. ▪ correct ▪ It seems his presumptions were correct …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 presumption — UK [prɪˈzʌmpʃ(ə)n] / US [prɪˈzʌmpʃən] noun Word forms presumption : singular presumption plural presumptions 1) a) [countable] a belief that something is true because it seems reasonable or likely presumption that: We make the presumption that… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 presumption — A rule of law that attaches definite probative value to specific facts or draws a particular inference as to the existence of one fact, not actually known, arising from its usual connection with other particular facts which are known or proved.… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 16 presumption — n. a presumption that + clause (our decision was based on the presumption that they would agree) * * * [prɪ zʌmpʃ(ə)n] a presumption that + clause (our decision was based on the presumption that they would agree) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 presumption — pre|sump|tion [ prı zʌmpʃən ] noun 1. ) count a belief that something is true because it seems reasonable or likely: presumption that: We make the presumption that officials are honest. a ) LEGAL the belief that something is true because no one… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 presumption — [[t]prɪzʌ̱mpʃ(ə)n[/t]] presumptions 1) N COUNT A presumption is something that is accepted as true but is not certain to be true. ...the presumption that a defendant is innocent until proved guilty... I m having to make a lot of presumptions… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 presumption — noun 1 (C) an act of thinking that something is true because it is very likely: the presumption that she would leave 2 (U) disrespectful or impolite behaviour that shows you are too confident: Ryan s presumption in telling her when they would… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 presumption — • förmodan, antagande, gissning, förväntan, misstanke, aning • mening, tro, förutsättning, förmodan, presumption, supposition, premiss • tro, förutsättning, förmodan, presumption, supposition, premiss …

    Svensk synonymlexikon


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