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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

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  • assumptive — index apparent (presumptive), presumptive, speculative, supercilious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • assumptive — early 15c., from L. assumptivus, from assumpt , pp. stem of assumere (see ASSUME (Cf. assume)) + IVE (Cf. ive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • assumptive — assumptively, adv. /euh sump tiv/, adj. 1. taken for granted. 2. characterized by assumption: an assumptive statement. 3. presumptuous. [1605 15; < L assumptivus, equiv. to assumpt(us) (ptp.) (see ASSUMPTION) + ivus IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • assumptive — adjective Date: 1611 of, relating to, or based on assumption …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • assumptive — См. assuntivo …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • assumptive — adjective a) Held as true or valid without evidence. b) Forward or presumptuous …   Wiktionary

  • assumptive — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Based on probability or presumption: likely, presumable, presumptive, probable, prospective. Idiom: taken for granted. See BELIEF, LIKELY. 2. Rude and disrespectful: assuming, audacious, bold, boldfaced, brash …   English dictionary for students

  • assumptive — adj. taken for granted; hypothesized; arrogant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • assumptive — adjective 1》 rare of the nature of an assumption. 2》 archaic arrogant or presumptuous …   English new terms dictionary

  • assumptive — as·sump·tive …   English syllables

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