Definitions for: Assumption

[n] the act of taking possession of or power over something; "his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"; "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"; "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts"
[n] the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
[n] audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness"
[n] a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
[n] a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
[n] (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
[n] celebration of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended

Webster (1913) Definition: As*sump"tion (?; 215), n. [OE. assumpcioun a taking
up into heaven, L. assumptio a taking, fr. assumere: cf. F.
assomption. See Assume.]
1. The act of assuming, or taking to or upon one's self; the
act of taking up or adopting.

The assumption of authority. --Whewell.

2. The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing
without proof; supposition; unwarrantable claim.

This gives no sanction to the unwarrantable
assumption that the soul sleeps from the period of
death to the resurrection of the body. --Thodey.

That calm assumption of the virtues. --W. Black.

3. The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a

Hold! says the Stoic; your assumption's wrong.

4. (Logic) The minor or second proposition in a categorical

5. The taking of a person up into heaven. Hence: (Rom. Cath.
& Greek Churches) A festival in honor of the ascent of the
Virgin Mary into heaven.

Synonyms: Assumption of Mary, August 15, effrontery, laying claim, premise, premiss, presumption, presumptuousness, supposal, supposition

See Also: acquisition, act, audaciousness, audacity, Aug, August, base, basic assumption, basis, chutzpah, conclusion, condition, constatation, cornerstone, foundation, fundament, given, groundwork, holy day of obligation, human action, human activity, hutzpa, hypothesis, major premise, major premiss, minor premise, minor premiss, miracle, posit, position, possibility, postulate, precondition, precondition, presumption, self-evident truth, stipulation, subsumption, theory, thesis, uppishness, uppityness

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