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[ UK /pɹɪsˈʌmpʃən/ ]
[ US /pɹiˈzəmpʃən, pɹɪˈzəmpʃən/ ]
  1. an assumption that is taken for granted
  2. a kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming
    his presumption was intolerable
  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
    he despised them for their presumptuousness
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How To Use presumption In A Sentence

  • They can't say conclusively he's not alive, and the presumption is they must aggressively pursue every avenue of this case. Scott Speicher
  • I does create the rebuttable presumption of discrimination. Ah, gerrymandering. | RedState
  • Throughout the whole of competition policy there is a presumption that intervention is justified in order to preserve the public interest.
  • Many of us are highly educated and your presumptions are most insulting.
  • We have seen how law and theory unite to provide a list of excuses which rebut the normal presumption of voluntariness.
  • Presumption is not reality.
  • When a plaintiff is able to prove defamation per se, damages are presumed, but the presumption is rebuttable. Heroes or Villains?
  • Zoning's underlying presumptions were also more aligned with an ideological shift in the planning profession during the 1920s.
  • April 23rd, 2010 at 3:41 pm actually the liberals follow a slightly different version bubkis the PRESUMPTION of an end justifies the means Obama and Niebuhr
  • For the life of me, I cannot fathom your continued application of the irrebuttable presumption that any individual held and interrogated by the admin is necessarily a murderer or an aider of a murderer. Balkinization
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