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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by assumption.
  • adjective Taken for granted; assumed.
  • adjective Presumptuous; assuming.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being assumed; assumed.
  • Marked or characterized by assumptions.
  • Now, arms which a person has a right, with the approbation of his sovereign and of the heralds, to assume.
  • Armorial bearings improperly assumed. [Rare in last use.] Also called arms of assumption.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Assumed, or capable of being assumed; characterized by assumption; making unwarranted claims.
  • adjective (Her.) originally, arms which a person had a right to assume, in consequence of an exploit; now, those assumed without sanction of the Heralds' College.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Held as true or valid without evidence.
  • adjective Forward or presumptuous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective excessively forward
  • adjective accepted as real or true without proof

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  • "Now, arms which a person has a right, with the approbation of his sovereign and of the heralds, to assume."

    --Cent. Dict.

    October 11, 2012