Examples of presumption in a Sentence
The trial was unfair from the beginning because there was no presumption of innocence.
a defendant's right to a presumption of innocence
Recent Examples of presumption from the Web
This is another brainchild of Smith: HisScience Advisory Board (SAB) Reform Act is based on the presumption that environmental scientists who have received money from the EPA for research—as many of them have—are biased in favor of regulation.
The same pattern has often emerged following mass violence — a wave of presumptions that the incident is linked to a perpetrator’s religious practices, assumed to be Islam.
But the governor’s budget was constructed with the presumption that revenue would be higher than the JLBC forecast.
The working presumption of the Mueller investigation now is that nobody is clean in all of this.
Pregnant women who don't meet those categories were generally released under the previous policy, but now that presumption no longer stands.
The new model should be a presumption of privacy, Brnovich suggested.
Courts there operate on a presumption against sentences of less than three months.
That is why the law builds in due-process safeguards like reasonable doubt, the presumption of innocence, and the right to counsel.
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Origin and Etymology of presumption
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
audaciousness, audacity, brashness, brass, brassiness, brazenness, cheek, cheekiness, chutzpah (also chutzpa), crust, effrontery, face, gall, nerve, nerviness, pertness, presumptuousness, sauce, sauciness, temerity;
PRESUMPTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of presumption for English Language Learners
: a belief that something is true even though it has not been proved
law : an act of accepting that something is true until it is proved not true
: willingness to do something without the right or permission to do it
PRESUMPTION Defined for Kids
Definition of presumption for Students
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