Postulate Pos"tu*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Postulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Postulating}.] 1. To beg, or assume without proof; as, to postulate conclusions. [1913 Webster]

2. To take without express consent; to assume. [1913 Webster]

The Byzantine emperors appear to have . . . postulated a sort of paramount supremacy over this nation. --W. Tooke. [1913 Webster]

3. To invite earnestly; to solicit. [Obs.] --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

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