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The foreign word presumption (from Latin praesumptio ; subsidiary form: presumption ) stands for an assumption, a presumption or a requirement . A presumption generally describes the prerequisite that is used as a rule when assessing individual cases for reasons of probability .

The adjective presumptive stands for "presumably". Examples:

  • A presumptive successor is the prospective or designated next ruler (constitutional law); see also Heir Presumptive .
  • The presumptive development capacity of a germ part relates to its probable development (biology).
  • As Präsumtivwerte values are known, which can be derived from previous research. They are treated as if they were true values (science).


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