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- presumption (n.)
- 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.
- 1. There is a general presumption that the doctor knows best.
- 2. The presumption is that he had lost his way.
- 3. I don't think that's a false presumption.
- 4. They may be hoping to invert the presumption that a defendant is innocent until proved guilty.
- 5. They were angered by his presumption.
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