from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Behavior or attitude that is boldly arrogant or offensive; effrontery.
- noun The act of presuming or accepting something as true.
- noun A condition or basis for accepting or presuming something.
- noun Law A conclusion applied by law as to the correctness of some fact, ordinarily subject to rebuttal by contrary evidence.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of presuming, or taking upon one's self more than good sense and propriety warrant; excessive boldness or over-confidence in thought or conduct; presumptuousness; assurance; arrogance.
- noun The act of presuming or probably inferring; hypothetical or inductive inference.
- noun That which is presumed; that which is supposed to be true upon grounds of probability.
- noun A ground for presuming or believing; evidence or probability, as tending to establish an opinion.
- noun In law, an inference as to the existence of one fact from the existence of some other fact, founded upon a previous experience of their connection, or dictated by the policy of the law.
- noun Surmise, Conjecture, etc. See
- noun Likelihood, probability.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence; the act of assuming or taking for granted; belief upon incomplete proof.
- noun Ground for presuming; evidence probable, but not conclusive; strong probability; reasonable supposition.
- noun That which is presumed or assumed; that which is supposed or believed to be real or true, on evidence that is probable but not conclusive.
- noun The act of venturing beyond due beyond due bounds; an overstepping of the bounds of reverence, respect, or courtesy; forward, overconfident, or arrogant opinion or conduct; presumptuousness; arrogance; effrontery.
- noun See under
- noun (Law) an argument of a fact from a fact; an inference as to the existence of one fact not certainly known, from the existence of some other fact known or proved, founded on a previous experience of their connection; supposition of the truth or real existence of something, without direct or positive proof of the fact, but grounded on circumstantial or probable evidence which entitles it to belief.
- noun (Law) a postulate applied in advance to all cases of a particular class; e. g., the presumption of innocence and of regularity of records. Such a presumption is rebuttable or irrebuttable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun the act of
presuming, or something presumed
- noun the
beliefof something based upon reasonable evidence, or upon something known to be true
- noun the
conditionupon which something is presumed
- noun dated
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an assumption that is taken for granted
- noun a kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming
- noun audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
- noun (law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved or admitted or judicially noticed
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
_presumption_ in favor of a proposition; not sufficient for belief, but sufficient to cause the strict principles of a regular induction to be dispensed with, and creating a predisposition to believe it on evidence which would be seen to be insufficient if no such presumption existed.
A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive John Stuart Mill 1839
The Toronto Maple Leafs are the only team that seems to have a significant amount of money to spend this summer, and the presumption is they'll see if Dallas can re-sign Derian Hatcher.
They can't say conclusively he's not alive, and the presumption is they must aggressively pursue every avenue of this case.
Scott Speicher 2002
At first he was merely annoyed at what he called her presumption -- induced, he supposed, by her long connection with the family.
The Making of a Soul Kathlyn Rhodes
She was a prudent woman, that poor mother of mine, and she was afraid of her son's chastising what she called presumption, and thus embroiling himself with the Parliament people.
Stray Pearls Charlotte Mary Yonge 1862
Their basic presumption is that there is one correct way to believe (usually the one they share), and they presume that anyone not sharing that belief is aberrant, and legislate accordingly.
This stands in sharp contrast to the United States, where the default presumption is that such videos are in the public domain and can be freely used without permission.
I believe that this presumption is inherently more cruel.
The presumption is that individuals have a right to liberty that the feds, the states, and the lower levels of government should all respect.
This strongly indicates that her starting presumption is inferiority.