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Presumption Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming; "his presumption was intolerable"
  • audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness"
  • (law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved or admitted or judicially noticed
  • an assumption that is taken for granted

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an assumption that is taken for granted ,
  • (law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved or admitted or judicially noticed ,
  • audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness" ,
  • a kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming; "his presumption was intolerable"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Presumption'


  • Presumption: discretionary presumption, a rebuttable mandatory presumption, and an irrebuttable or conclusive presumption. The invocation of a presumption shifts the
  • Rebuttable presumption: Both in common law and in civil law, a rebuttable presumption (in Latin, praesumptio iuris tantum) is an assumption made by a court, one that is taken
  • Conclusive presumption: A conclusive presumption (also known as an irrebuttable presumption) is a type of presumption used in several legal systems. In English law, a conclusive
  • Presumption of innocence: The presumption of innocence, sometimes referred to by the Latin expression Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat (the burden of proof is on he
  • Presumption of legitimacy: The "presumption of legitimacy" is a common law rule of evidence that states that a child born within the subsistence of a marriage is deemed to be the
  • Presumption of validity in Canadian patent law: The presumption of validity refers to the fact that, once a patent has been issued, the courts will presume that it is valid, unless there is evidence
  • Presumption of paternity: Presumption of paternity in common law is the legal determination that a man is "presumed to be" a child's biological father without additional supportive
  • The Presumption of Stanley Hay, MP: The Presumption of Stanley Hay, MP (1925) is a British silent drama film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring David Hawthorne, Betty Faire, Fred Raynham

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'Presumption' example sentence in quotations


* We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered. - Tom Stoppard


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Presumption Sample Sentences in News


  • Most police shootings don't end with prosecutions
    "There is a presumption that somebody who is a peace officer, and is thereby authorized to use lethal force, used it correctly." Read more on this news related to 'Presumption'
  • Official: Frenchman likely took part
    France's Interior Minister said Monday that based on intelligence analysis, "a strong presumption exists" that a French citizen named Maxime Hauchard participated in the "despicable crimes" shown on the latest video from ISIS. Read more on this news related to 'Presumption'
  • WorldViews: French wonder if Islamic State executioner is one of their own
    The French government says there's a "strong presumption" a French citizen was one of the executioners in the latest beheading video. Read more on this news related to 'Presumption'

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