VCR Lesson 7
Fill in the blank with the correct word
- Arrogance; excessive self-assurance; unbecoming boldness
- Grounds for belief; assumption or supposition
Definitions not in the book:
- In law, an inference required or permitted by law as to the existence of one fact from proof of the existence of other facts
- an assumption, often not fully established, that is taken for granted in some piece of reasoning
- Unwarrantable, unbecoming, or impertinent boldness
Roots and origins
1175-1225, meant "seizure and occupation without right" also "taking upon oneself more than is warranted," from the Old French presumcion and directly from the late Latin praesumptionem meaning "confidence, audacity," and in classical Latin, "a taking for granted, anticipation"
Choose the sentence in which the word is used incorrectly
B) The presumptuous student believed that he knew more than the teacher and always tried to outsmart her.
C) The government presume that the man was guilty ignored some of the evidence that could have proved his innocence.
D) The rebuttable mandatory presumption was used during the case so that the facts of the case could be used without proof.