Synonyms for presumptive

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The judge would then qualify the crime, and decide who was the presumptive culprit.

But the presumptive evidence is so strong that it is hardly needed.

But while you have no certainty of this, there is a presumptive argument on the other side.

And thus the truth which it apprehends is at first only presumptive.

But we have to note that such value-standards are only presumptive.

Nevertheless, there is presumptive evidence to support the charge.

She was a presumptive heiress, and had not escaped the inflation of the purse-proud.

She must not be allowed, in any character, to accompany our presumptive sovereign to Paris.

Here's presumptive evidence at least: or if we want more, why, we must swear more.

But while you have no certainty of this, you have a presumptive argument on the other side.

WORD ORIGIN

"speculative," mid-15c., from French présomptif (15c.), from Medieval Latin presumptivus, from Late Latin praesumptivus, from Latin praesumpt- past participle stem of praesumere (see presume). The heir presumptive (1620s) is "presumed" to be the heir if the heir apparent is unavailable. Related: Presumptively.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRESUMPTIVE

a priori

adverbdeducing from general principle
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