Presuppose

Definition of Presuppose

Pre`sup`pose´
v. t.1.To suppose beforehand; to imply as antecedent; to take for granted; to assume; as, creation presupposes a creator.
[imp. & p. p. Presupposed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Presupposing.]
Each [kind of knowledge] presupposes many necessary things learned in other sciences, and known beforehand.
- Hooker.

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