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
Without a complete fossil record though, any presumptions about the animal's habits or needs are pure speculation.
Wednesday’s proposal would eliminate a presumption that positions held for fewer than 60 days violate the rule unless bankers prove otherwise, directly addressing Mr. Corbat’s criticism.
Dudley noted that DeAngelo is a suspect and maintains a presumption of innocence.
The presumption of innocence does not extend to the court of public opinion, though, precisely because the public alone can’t jail anyone.
But the filmmakers avoid presumption, or sensationalizing these details, in favor of a subtler collage of impressions that more truly reflect the complexities of a person’s life.
The problem is that the presumption of virtue reduces institutional oversight and managerial abuses follow.
In 2004 the Inter-American Court of Human Rights found the Guatemalan state was responsible for violating the siblings’ human rights and ordered a search for the remains of Marco Antonio, on the presumption that he was killed.
Deal signatories China and Russia don’t share U.S. strategic goals in the Mideast, but the Trump Administration’s reasonable presumption is that Britain, France and Germany do.
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Origin and Etymology of presumption
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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