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Definition: Conclusive presumption
(?; 215), n. [L. praesumptio: cf. F.
pr['e]somption, OF. also presumpcion. See Presume
1. The act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence;
the act of assuming or taking for granted; belief upon
2. Ground for presuming; evidence probable, but not
conclusive; strong probability; reasonable supposition;
as, the presumption is that an event has taken place.
3. 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. “In contradiction to these
very plausible presumptions.”
4. 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. --Shak.
I had the presumption to dedicate to you a very
unfinished piece. --Dryden.
. See under Conclusive
Presumption of fact
(Law), an argument of a fact from a
fact; an inference as to the existence of one fact not
certainly known, from the existence of some other fact
known or proved, founded on a previous experience of their
connection; supposition of the truth or real existence of
something, without direct or positive proof of the fact,
but grounded on circumstantial or probable evidence which
entitles it to belief. --Burrill. --Best. --Wharton.
Presumption of law
(Law), a postulate applied in advance to
all cases of a particular class; e. g., the presumption of
innocence and of regularity of records. Such a presumption
is rebuttable or irrebuttable.
, a. [Cf. F. conclusif.]
Belonging to a close or termination; decisive; convincing;
putting an end to debate or question; leading to, or
involving, a conclusion or decision.
Secret reasons . . . equally conclusive for us as they
were for them. --Rogers.
(Law), that of which, from its nature,
the law allows no contradiction or explanation.
(Law), an inference which the law
makes so peremptorily that it will not allow it to be
overthrown by any contrary proof, however strong.
Syn: Final; ultimate; unanswerable. See Final