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assumptive


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assumptive  \As*sump"tive\,  a.  [L.  assumptivus  fr  assumptus 
  fr  assumere.] 
  Assumed,  or  capable  of  being  assumed;  characterized  by 
  assumption;  making  unwarranted  claims.  --  {As*sump"tive*ly}, 
  adv 
 
  {Assumptive  arms}  (Her.),  originally,  arms  which  a  person  had 
  a  right  to  assume,  in  consequence  of  an  exploit;  now 
  those  assumed  without  sanction  of  the  Heralds'  College. 
  --Percy  Smith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assumptive 
  adj  1:  excessively  forward;  "an  assumptive  person";  "on  a  subject 
  like  this  it  would  be  too  assuming  for  me  to  decide"; 
  "the  duchess  would  not  put  up  with  presumptuous 
  servants"  [syn:  {assuming},  {presumptuous}] 
  2:  accepted  as  real  or  true  without  proof;  "an  assumed  increase 
  in  population";  "the  assumed  reason  for  his  absence"; 
  "assumptive  beliefs";  "his  loyalty  was  taken  for  granted" 
  [syn:  {assumed},  {taken  for  granted(p)}] 




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