: assumed as actual or hypothetical : granted
given that all are equal before the law
: presented as a gift : bestowed without compensation
of an official document
: having been executed : dated
: immediately present in experience
: something given
: something taken for granted : a basic condition or assumption
It is a given that we are in an age of relentless competition.
: in view of : considering
Given what she knew about others' lives, how could she complain about her own?—Marilyn French
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