Difference between presume and presumption




  1. take liberties or act with too much confidence
  2. take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
  3. constitute reasonable evidence for
  4. take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission


Unlike the phrenologists of the 19th century, DeYoung's team doesn't presume to know whether differences in the size of a brain region give rise to unique personality characteristics, or whether our personality differences cause our brains to develop in unique ways - say, that when we practice random acts of kindness, our "agreeableness" center grows larger, or that a lifetime of social isolation might cause a region associated with

Neither the eparch nor the garrison commander presumed to quarrel with Rhavas or to shout out Stylianos 'name.

When a plaintiff is able to prove defamation per se, damages are presumed, but the presumption is rebuttable.

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  1. an assumption that is taken for granted
  2. a kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming
  3. (law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved or admitted or judicially noticed
  4. audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to


They can't say conclusively he's not alive, and the presumption is they must aggressively pursue every avenue of this case.

I does create the rebuttable presumption of discrimination.

Throughout the whole of competition policy there is a presumption that intervention is justified in order to preserve the public interest.

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