- presumed innocent until proved guilty
Examples of presume in a Sentence
“Is she still at work?” “I presume so, since she's not home.”
The court must presume innocence until there is proof of guilt.
Recent Examples of presume from the Web
Sachiko McClurg is presumed dead, although her body has not been recovered, said Deputy Cody Gress, a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman.
Floyd, however, said Bowen is presumed innocent, and can't be held on excessive bond because of possible charges.
All four people aboard a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter that crashed Tuesday afternoon in Southern California are presumed dead, the Marine Corps said Tuesday night.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett, in Washington to attend the AIPAC confab, said Netanyahu should be presumed innocent until proved otherwise.
Two world-class alpinists who apparently pioneered a challenging new route up the Mendenhall Towers near Juneau are presumed dead, Alaska State Troopers said.
Read more: Shannon McNaul, executive director of the organization, says there's no timeframe for completing the investigation but the local chapter is presumed innocent unless found otherwise.
The governor, like all defendants, should be presumed innocent until proven otherwise.
Those caught with more than a few grams of certain drugs are presumed to be trafficking, and in higher quantities offenders are sentenced to death.
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Origin and Etymology of presume
take for granted;
PRESUME Defined for English Language Learners
: to think that (something) is true without knowing that it is true
: to accept legally or officially that something is true until it is proved not true
: to do (something) that you do not have the right or permission to do
PRESUME Defined for Kids
- They … did not presume to talk to their masters as if they were their equals.
- —Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
- A person is presumed innocent until proved guilty.
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