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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]