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Presumption vs. Presumptuous

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Presumptionnoun

the act of presuming, or something presumed

Presumptuousadjective

Going beyond what is right, proper, or appropriate because of an excess of self-confidence or arrogance.

Presumptionnoun

the belief of something based upon reasonable evidence, or upon something known to be true

‘The presumption is that an event has taken place.’;

Presumptuousadjective

Full of presumption; presuming; overconfident or venturesome; audacious; rash; taking liberties unduly; arrogant; insolent; as, a presumptuous commander; presumptuous conduct.

‘A class of presumptuous men, whom age has not made cautious, nor adversity wise.’;

Presumptionnoun

the condition upon which something is presumed

Presumptuousadjective

Founded on presumption; as, a presumptuous idea.

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Presumptionnoun

(dated) arrogant behaviour; the act of venturing beyond due bounds of reverence or respect

Presumptuousadjective

Done with hold design, rash confidence, or in violation of known duty; willful.

Presumptionnoun

(legal) An inference that a trier of fact is either permitted or required to draw under certain factual circumstances (as prescribed by legislative or judicial law) unless the party against whom the inference is drawn is able to rebut it with admissible, competent evidence.

Presumptuousadjective

excessively forward;

‘an assumptive person’; ‘on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide’; ‘the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants’;

Presumptionnoun

The act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence; the act of assuming or taking for granted; belief upon incomplete proof.

Presumptuousadjective

(of a person or their behaviour) failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate

‘I hope I won't be considered presumptuous if I offer some advice’;

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Presumptionnoun

Ground for presuming; evidence probable, but not conclusive; strong probability; reasonable supposition; as, the presumption is that an event has taken place.

Presumptionnoun

That which is presumed or assumed; that which is supposed or believed to be real or true, on evidence that is probable but not conclusive.

Presumptionnoun

The act of venturing beyond due beyond due bounds; an overstepping of the bounds of reverence, respect, or courtesy; forward, overconfident, or arrogant opinion or conduct; presumptuousness; arrogance; effrontery.

‘Thy son I killed for his presumption.’; ‘I had the presumption to dedicate to you a very unfinished piece.’;

Presumptionnoun

an assumption that is taken for granted

Presumptionnoun

(law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved or admitted or judicially noticed

Presumptionnoun

audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to;

‘he despised them for their presumptuousness’;

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Presumptionnoun

a kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming;

‘his presumption was intolerable’;

Presumptionnoun

an idea that is taken to be true on the basis of probability

‘underlying presumptions about human nature’;

Presumptionnoun

the acceptance of something as true although it is not known for certain

‘the presumption of innocence’;

Presumptionnoun

an attitude adopted in law or as a matter of policy towards an action or proposal in the absence of acceptable reasons to the contrary

‘the planning policy shows a general presumption in favour of development’;

Presumptionnoun

behaviour perceived as arrogant, disrespectful, and transgressing the limits of what is permitted or appropriate

‘he lifted her off the ground, and she was enraged at his presumption’;

Presumption

In the law of evidence, a presumption of a particular fact can be made without the aid of proof in some situations. The invocation of a presumption shifts the burden of proof from one party to the opposing party in a court trial.

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