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Definition 1: a kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming - [noun denoting act]

Samples where presumption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his presumption was intolerable

(presumption is a kind of ...) a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others

Definition 2: audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where presumption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he despised them for their presumptuousness

Synonyms for presumption in the sense of this definition

(presumption is a kind of ...) aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery

"he had the audacity to question my decision"

(... is a kind of presumption ) assumption of airs beyond one's station

Definition 3: an assumption that is taken for granted - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for presumption in the sense of this definition

(presumption is a kind of ...) a hypothesis that is taken for granted

"any society is built upon certain assumptions"

Definition 4: (law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved or admitted or judicially noticed - [noun denoting cognition]

(presumption is a kind of ...) the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation

(presumption belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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