[syn: request, petition, postulation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Postulation \Pos`tu*la"tion\, n. [L. postulatio: cf. F.
The act of postulating, or that which is postulated;
assumption; solicitation; suit; cause.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something
that can be assumed as the basis for argument [syn:
2: a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an
authority [syn: request, petition, postulation]