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From Middle English assumpcioun, from Medieval Latin assumptio (“a taking up (into heaven)”) and Latin assumptio (“a taking up, adoption, the minor proposition of a syllogism”). Doublet of assumptio; see assume.
- The act of assuming, or taking to or upon oneself; the act of taking up or adopting.
- His assumption of secretarial duties was timely.
- The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; a supposition; an unwarrantable claim.
- Their assumption of his guilt disqualified them from jury duty.
- The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition.
- 1976, “The Journal of Aesthetic Education, Volume 10”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
- No doubt a finite evaluative argument must make some unargued evaluative assumptions, just as finite factual arguments must make some unargued factual assumptions.
- (logic) The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.
- The taking of a person up into heaven.
- 1528 October 12 (Gregorian calendar), Willyam Tyndale [i.e., William Tyndale], “Willyam Tyndale otherwyse Called Willyam Rychius vnto the Reader”, in The Obedience of [a] Christen Man, […], [London: […] Thomas Ranalde and Wyllyam Hyll, and are to be solde […] by Rychard Iugge […]], published , →OCLC, folio xx, recto:
- Of vvhat texte thou proueſt hell, vvyll another proue purgatory, another lymbo patrum, & another the aſſumpcion of our lady: & another ſhall proue of the ſame texte that an Ape hath atayle.
- A festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven, celebrated on 15 August.
- (rhetoric) Assumptio.
- See also Thesaurus:supposition
the act of assuming, or taking to or upon oneself
the minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism
taking of a person up into heaven
festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven
- “assumption”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “assumption”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.