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pre·sump·tive

 (prĭ-zŭmp′tĭv)
adj.
1. Based on a presumption; presumed: the party's presumptive nominee.
2. Providing a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance: presumptive evidence.
3. Usage Problem Presumptuous: presumptive behavior.

pre·sump′tive·ly adv.
Usage Note: Presumptive is sometimes used with the meaning of "arrogant, presumptuous," as in It was very presumptive of you to speak to the senator in such an offhand manner. The Usage Panel overwhelmingly disapproves of this usage, with 83 percent rejecting the previous sentence and a similar example as well in our 2009 survey.

presumptive

(prɪˈzʌmptɪv)
adj
1. based on presumption or probability
2. affording reasonable ground for belief
3. (Biology) of or relating to embryonic tissues that become differentiated into a particular tissue or organ: presumptive epidermis.
preˈsumptively adv
preˈsumptiveness n

pre•sump•tive

(prɪˈzʌmp tɪv)

adj.
1. affording ground for presumption: presumptive evidence.
2. based on likelihood or presumption: the presumptive heir.
3. regarded as such by presumption; based on inference.
4. pertaining to the part of an embryo that, in the course of normal development, will predictably become a particular structure or region.
pre•sump′tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.presumptive - having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance; "the presumptive heir (or heir apparent)"
probable, likely - likely but not certain to be or become true or real; "a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss"
2.presumptive - affording reasonable grounds for belief or acceptance; "presumptive evidence"; "a strong presumptive case is made out"
believable, credible - capable of being believed; "completely credible testimony"; "credible information"

presumptive

presumptive

adjective
1. Based on probability or presumption:
Idiom: taken for granted.
2. Presumed to be true, real, or genuine, especially on inconclusive grounds:
Translations

presumptive

[prɪˈzʌmptɪv]
A. ADJ [heir] → presunto
B. CPD presumptive evidence Npruebas fpl presuntivas

presumptive

adj
(Jur) presumptive evidenceIndizien (→ beweis m) pl; presumptive caseIndizienprozess m
(= likely) heir presumptivemutmaßlicher Erbe
References in classic literature ?
The heir presumptive, the very William Walter Elliot, Esq.
Of all people in world, you have chosen us for your presumptive friends.
Heir presumptive, his lordship's next brother, Stephen Robert, married to Ella, youngest daughter of the Reverend Silas Marden, Rector of Runnigate, and has issue, three daughters.
Godard is off on business for our excellent chief Baudoyer, successor presumptive to the deceased.
I do not believe, as we shall presently see, that all our dogs have descended from any one wild species; but, in the case of some other domestic races, there is presumptive, or even strong, evidence in favour of this view.
Philip Fairlie, presumptive heiress to the estate, with every chance of succeeding to it, in the ordinary course of nature, on her uncle Frederick's death, if the said Frederick died without leaving male issue.
The Black Lion was so far off, and occupied such a length of time in the getting at, that notwithstanding the strong presumptive evidence she had about her of the late events being real and of actual occurrence, Dolly could not divest herself of the belief that she must be in a dream which was lasting all night.
The open shutters bore a variety of golden inscriptions, eulogistic of good beds and neat wines; and the choice group of countrymen and hostlers lounging about the stable door and horse-trough, afforded presumptive proof of the excellent quality of the ale and spirits which were sold within.
So far, the FASB has agreed only to explore a presumptive approach.
2 billion in retroactive benefits has already been paid to approximately 89,000 Vietnam Veterans and their survivors who filed claims related to one of three new Agent Orange presumptive conditions.
Sources in the Congress said that its members of Parliament will question Rai as to how the presumptive loss figure of ` 1.
I would differ from Arun Jaitley's view that since the mines have been handed over to private players, the issue of presumptive loss holds ground," Dixit said.