Assumption

Definition of Assumption

As`sump´tion
n.1.The act of assuming, or taking to or upon one's self; the act of taking up or adopting.
The assumption of authority.
- Whewell.
2.The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; supposition; unwarrantable claim.
This gives no sanction to the unwarrantable assumption that the soul sleeps from the period of death to the resurrection of the body.
- Thodey.
That calm assumption of the virtues.
- W. Black.
3.The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition.
Hold! says the Stoic; your assumption's wrong.
- Dryden.
4.(Logic) The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.
5.(Rom. Cath. & Greek Churches) The taking of a person up into heaven.

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