presume
pre·sume /pri-'züm/ vt pre·sumed, pre·sum·ing: to suppose to be true without proof or before inquiry: accept as a presumption
must presume the defendant is innocent

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

presume
I verb anticipate, apprehend, assume, believe, come to a hasty conclusion, conceive, conclude, conjecture, consider as true, consider probable, contemplate, count upon, credere, dare say, deduce, deem, derive, divine, estimate, expect, forejudge, form an opinion, gather, guess, hazard a guess, hypothesize, infer, judge, jump to conclusions, opine, perceive as true, posit, postulate, preconceive, prejudge, presuppose, presurmise, regard as axiomatic, speculate, sumere, suppose, surmise, suspect, take for granted, take without proof, theorize, think, think likely, understand, venture associated concepts: presume innocence II index assume (suppose), deem, expect (consider probable), forejudge, guess, infer, intend, opine, postulate, preconceive, predetermine, prejudge, presuppose, prognosticate, read, surmise, suspect (think), trust

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


presume
v.
To suppose that something is true based on available evidence; to assume or infer that something is the case.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • présumé — présumé, ée [ prezyme ] adj. • 1835; de présumer ♦ Que l on croit tel par hypothèse. ⇒ supposé. Son fils présumé. ⇒ putatif. Ses intentions présumées. Présumé innocent. Innocent ou présumé tel. présumé, ée adj. Cru par supposition, censé, réputé …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • presume — [prē zo͞om′, prēzyo͞om′, prizo͞om′, prizyo͞om′] vt. presumed, presuming [ME presumen < OFr presumer < L praesumere < prae , before (see PRE ) + sumere, to take: see CONSUME] 1. to take upon oneself without permission or authority; dare… …   English World dictionary

  • Presume — Pre*sume , v. i. 1. To suppose or assume something to be, or to be true, on grounds deemed valid, though not amounting to proof; to believe by anticipation; to infer; as, we may presume too far. [1913 Webster] 2. To venture, go, or act, by an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • présumé — présumé, mée (pré zu mé, mée) part. passé de présumer. 1°   Jugé vraisemblable. •   Une grâce, ainsi que tout autre don, n est légitime qu avec le consentement, du moins présumé, de celui qui la reçoit, J. J. ROUSS. 1er dial.. 2°   Censé, réputé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Presume — Pre*sume , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Presumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Presuming}.] [F. pr[ e]sumer, L. praesumere, praesumptum; prae before + sumere to take. See {Assume}, {Redeem}.] 1. To assume or take beforehand; esp., to do or undertake without leave… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • presume — [v1] make assumption; believe assume, bank on*, be afraid, conclude, conjecture, consider, count on, depend, figure, gather, guess, infer, jump the gun*, posit, postulate, predicate, premise, presuppose, pretend, rely, speculate, suppose, surmise …   New thesaurus

  • presume — ► VERB 1) suppose that something is probably the case. 2) take for granted. 2) be arrogant enough to do something. 4) (presume on/upon) unjustifiably regard (something) as entitling one to privileges. DERIVATIVES presumable adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • presume on — index accroach Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • presume — (v.) late 14c., to take upon oneself, to take liberty, also to take for granted, presuppose, especially overconfidently, from O.Fr. presumer (12c.), from L. praesumere (see PRESUMPTION (Cf. presumption)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • presume — *presuppose, postulate, premise, posit, assume Analogous words: surmise, Conjecture: deduce, *infer, judge, gather, conclude …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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