postulate

[ verb pos-chuh-leyt; noun pos-chuh-lit, -leyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF postulate
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Those who try to believe it postulate that they shall be made perfect first.

A first postulate is, therefore, the equality of the two sexes before the law.

Since Logic derives from postulates, it never has, and never will, change a postulate.

The Captain acceded to my postulate, and accepted my friend as a corollary.

When you wish to behold protectors you must postulate dangers.

Postulate action, and the very form of the intellect can be deduced from it.

This I postulate: if demonstration is necessary, demonstration is at hand.

We take up now the question of ideas, and postulate again that these too must conform both to the subject and to men's character.

He receives as a postulate that which I must have demonstrated.

They360 require unity of result; they postulate a multitude of agents.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "nominate to a church office," from Medieval Latin postulatus, past participle of postulare "to ask, demand; claim; require," probably formed from past participle of Latin poscere "ask urgently, demand," from *posk-to-, Italic inchoative of PIE root *prek- "to ask questions" (cf. Sanskrit prcchati, Avestan peresaiti "interrogates," Old High German forskon, German forschen "to search, inquire"). Use in logic dates from 1640s, borrowed from Medieval Latin.

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