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
Backstory: Despite its name, the Southern Uprising Tour threatens no presumptions of old battles between North and South.
Bush’s ground-zero halo gave him a presumption of competence as commander-in-chief that enabled him to launch a war without planning for the occupation.
Today, however, this presumption might no longer hold.
These days, voters start with a presumption of dishonesty and self-interested motivation from their candidates, and the burden is on the candidates to disprove it.
That court ruled there is a presumption against extraterritorial reach.
LSU coach Paul Mainieri spoke Thursday about rebuilding the LSU rotation with the presumption that Lange would soon be playing professionally.
But that amounts mainly to a presumption police and federal agents must go on until solid leads point them elsewhere.
In a free society, the presumption must always be that individuals, not government, get to decide what is in their own best interest.
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Origin and Etymology of presumption
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsaudaciousness, audacity, brashness, brass, brassiness, brazenness, cheek, cheekiness, chutzpah (also chutzpa or hutzpah or hutzpa), crust, face, gall, nerve, nerviness, pertness, effrontery, presumptuousness, sauce, sauciness, temerity
Related Wordsarrogance, assurance, cockiness, confidence, hardihood, overconfidence, sanguinity, self-assurance, self-confidence; discourteousness, disrespect, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, insolence, rudeness, ungraciousness; back talk, sass; swagger, swash
Near Antonymsbashfulness, diffidence, faintheartedness, hesitancy, modesty, shyness, timidity, timidness, timorousness; civility, courteousness, courtesy, gentility, graciousness, mannerliness, manners
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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