Presumptive

Definition of Presumptive

Pre`sump´tive
a.1.Based on presumption or probability; grounded on probable evidence; probable; as, presumptive proof.
2.Presumptuous; arrogant.
Presumptive evidence
(Law) that which is derived from circumstances which necessarily or usually attend a fact, as distinct from direct evidence or positive proof; indirect or circumstantial evidence. "Presumptive evidence of felony should be cautiously admitted." Blackstone. The distinction, however, between direct and presumptive (or circumstantial) evidence is now generally abandoned; all evidence being now more or less direct and more or less presumptive.
- Blackstone.
Presumptive heir
See Heir presumptive, under Heir.

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