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PRESUMPTIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does presumptive mean? 

PRESUMPTIVE (adjective)
  The adjective PRESUMPTIVE has 2 senses:

1. having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance
2. affording reasonable grounds for belief or acceptance

  Familiarity information: PRESUMPTIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRESUMPTIVE (adjective)


Sense 1presumptive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance

Context example:

the presumptive heir (or heir apparent)

Similar:

likely; probable (likely but not certain to be or become true or real)


Sense 2presumptive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Affording reasonable grounds for belief or acceptance

Context examples:

presumptive evidence / a strong presumptive case is made out

Similar:

believable; credible (capable of being believed)


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