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Noun: presumption  pri'zúmp-shun
  1. An assumption that is taken for granted
    - given, precondition
  2. (law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved, admitted or judicially noticed
  3. Audacious (even arrogant) behaviour that you have no right to
    "he despised them for their presumption";
    - presumptuousness, effrontery, assumption
  4. A kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming
    "his presumption was intolerable"

Derived forms: presumptions

Type of: assumption, audaciousness, audacity, discourtesy, illation, inference, offence [Brit, Cdn], offense [US], offensive activity, supposal, supposition

Encyclopedia: Presumption