assumption

assumption
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin assumption-, assumptio taking up, from Latin assumere Date: 13th century 1. a. the taking up of a person into heaven b. capitalized August 15 observed in commemoration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary 2. a taking to or upon oneself <
the assumption of a new position
>
3. the act of laying claim to or taking possession of something <
the assumption of power
>
4. arrogance, pretension 5. a. an assuming that something is true b. a fact or statement (as a proposition, axiom, postulate, or notion) taken for granted 6. the taking over of another's debts

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  • Assumption — As*sump tion (?; 215), n. [OE. assumpcioun a taking up into heaven, L. assumptio a taking, fr. assumere: cf. F. assomption. See {Assume}.] 1. The act of assuming, or taking to or upon one s self; the act of taking up or adopting. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Assumption — ist: Mariä Aufnahme in den Himmel, Mariä Himmelfahrt, Assumtione Beatä Mariä Virginis, und den Festtag, den 15. August namentlich: Assumption (Illinois), eine Stadt in Illinois Assumption (Ohio), eine Stadt in Ohio Assomption (Seychellen), die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Assumption — Assumption, The 1.) in the ↑Roman Catholic religion, the Assumption is when the Virgin Mary (=Jesus mother) went up into heaven, without dying first 2.) the day (15 August) on which this event is celebrated …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • assumption — c.1300, the reception, uncorrupted, of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, also the Church festival (Aug. 15) commemorating this, Feast of the Assumption, from O.Fr. assumpcion and directly from L. assumptionem (nom. assumptio) a taking, receiving, noun …   Etymology dictionary

  • assumption — ► NOUN 1) a thing that is assumed to be true. 2) the action of assuming responsibility or control. 3) (Assumption) the reception of the Virgin Mary bodily into heaven, according to Roman Catholic doctrine …   English terms dictionary

  • Assumption — (spr. Assommschenn), Kirchspiel im nordamerikanischen Staate Louisiana, 15 QM., Boden fruchtbar (angeschwemmtes Land); Producte: Mais, Zucker Orangen, Rindvieh; Verret See, 21/2 Meilen lang, 3/4 Meile breit; La Fourche Kanal mit Dampfschifffahrt; …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Assumption —   [ə sʌmpʃən, englisch], kleine Koralleninsel im Indischen Ozean nördlich von Madagaskar, gehört zur Republik Seychellen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • assumption — presupposition, postulate, posit, presumption, premise (see under PRESUPPOSE) Analogous words: *hypothesis, theory: *principle, fundamental, axiom, theorem: conjecture, surmise (see under CONJECTURE vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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