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noun presumption pronunciation in British English /prɪˈzʌmpʃ(ə)n/
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pluralpresumptions
  1. 1
    [countable] a belief that something is true because it seems reasonable or likely
    presumption that: We make the presumption that officials are honest.
    1. a.
      legal the belief that something is true because no one has proved that it is not
      presumption of: a presumption of innocence

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