Definition of presume
- presumed innocent until proved guilty
“Is she still at work?” “I presume so, since she's not home.”
The court must presume innocence until there is proof of guilt.
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: 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
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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