surmise


Main Entry: 1sur·mise
Pronunciation: \sər-ˈmīz, ˈsər-ˌ\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, allegation, charge, from Anglo-French, from feminine of surmis, past participle of surmettre to place on, suppose, accuse, from Medieval Latin supermittere, from Late Latin, to place on, from Latin super- + mittere to let go, send
Date: 1569
: a thought or idea based on scanty evidence : conjecture