Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of PRESUMPTIVE

Pronunciation:  pri'zumptiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  affording reasonable grounds for belief or acceptance; "presumptive evidence"; "a strong presumptive case is made out"
  2. [adj]  having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance; "the presumptive heir (or heir apparent)"
 

PRESUMPTIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: believable, credible, likely, plausible, probable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre*sump"tive\, a. [Cf. F. pr['e]somptif.]
1. Based on presumption or probability; grounded on probable
   evidence; probable; as, presumptive proof.

2. Presumptuous; arrogant. [R.] --Sir T. Browne.

{Presumptive evidence} (Law), that which is derived from
   circumstances which necessarily or usually attend a fact,
   as distinct from direct evidence or positive proof;
   indirect or circumstantial evidence. ``Presumptive
   evidence of felony should be cautiously admitted.''
   --Blackstone. The distinction, however, between direct and
   presumptive (or circumstantial) evidence is now generally
   abandoned; all evidence being now more or less direct and
   more or less presumptive.

{Presumptive heir}. See {Heir presumptive}, under {Heir}.

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY