presumption of fact


presumption of fact
law : a presumption founded on a previous experience or general knowledge of connection between a known fact and one inferred from it — called also logical presumption

* * *

Law.
a presumption based on experience or knowledge of the relationship between a known fact and a fact inferred from it.
[1875-80]

* * *

presumption of fact noun (law)
An assumption of a fact from known facts
• • •
Main Entry:presume

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Presumption of fact — Presumption Pre*sump tion (?; 215), n. [L. praesumptio: cf. F. pr[ e]somption, OF. also presumpcion. See {Presume}.] 1. The act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence; the act of assuming or taking for granted; belief upon incomplete… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Presumption of fact — A legal term used to describe a presumption that one makes to determine that a fact is probably true.For example: A man while peering through his window observed a brown Ford cargo van leaving a neighbor s house across the street. He did not… …   Wikipedia

  • presumption of fact — see presumption Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • presumption of fact — presumption relating to the proof of fundamental facts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • presumption of fact — Law. a presumption based on experience or knowledge of the relationship between a known fact and a fact inferred from it. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • presumption of fact — A logical and reasonable conclusion of the existence of a fact in a case, not presented by direct evidence as to the existence of the fact itself, but inferred from the establishment of other facts from which by the process of logic and reason,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • presumption — pre·sump·tion /pri zəmp shən/ n: an inference as to the existence of a fact not certainly known that the law requires to be drawn from the known or proven existence of some other fact conclusive presumption: a presumption that the law does not… …   Law dictionary

  • Presumption — Pre*sump tion (?; 215), n. [L. praesumptio: cf. F. pr[ e]somption, OF. also presumpcion. See {Presume}.] 1. The act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence; the act of assuming or taking for granted; belief upon incomplete proof. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Presumption of law — Presumption Pre*sump tion (?; 215), n. [L. praesumptio: cf. F. pr[ e]somption, OF. also presumpcion. See {Presume}.] 1. The act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence; the act of assuming or taking for granted; belief upon incomplete… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • presumption — An inference in favor of a particular fact. A presumption is a rule of law, statutory or judicial, by which finding of a basic fact gives rise to existence of presumed fact, until presumption is rebutted. Van Wart v. Cook, Okl.App., 557 P.2d 1161 …   Black's law dictionary