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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Presume \Pre*sume"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Presumed; p. pr. & vb. n. Presuming.] [F. pr['e]sumer, L. praesumere, praesumptum; prae before + sumere to take. See Assume, Redeem.] 1. To assume or take beforehand; esp., to do or undertake without leave or authority previously obtained. [1913 Webster] Dare he presume to scorn us in this manner? --Shak. [1913 Webster] Bold deed thou hast presumed, adventurous Eve. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To take or suppose to be true, or entitled to belief, without examination or proof, or on the strength of probability; to take for granted; to infer; to suppose. [1913 Webster] Every man is to be presumed innocent till he is proved to be guilty. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] What rests but that the mortal sentence pass, . . . Which he presumes already vain and void, Because not yet inflicted? --Milton. [1913 Webster]