presuppose

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From Middle French presupposer, from prae- (before) and supponere (to suppose).

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presuppose (third-person singular simple present presupposes, present participle presupposing, simple past and past participle presupposed)

  1. To assume some truth without proof, usually for the purpose of reaching a conclusion based on that truth.

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Verb[edit]

presuppose

  1. third-person singular past historic of presupporre