I (adoption) noun acceptance, acquisition, receiving, reception, recipience, selection, taking on, undertaking associated concepts: assumpsit on quantum meruit, assumption agreement, assumption of debt, assumption of facts, assumption of indebtedness, assumption of jurisdiction, assumption of liability, assumption of mortgage, assumption of obligation, assumption of risk II (seizure) noun annexation, appropriation, arrogation, dispossession, encroachment, exaction, expropriation, impropriation, infringement, usurpation III (supposition) noun basis, belief, conjecture, foundation, ground, hypothesis, hypothesization, impression, notion, opinion, personal judgment, postulate, premise, presumption, presupposition, sumptio, supposal, surmise, theory, thinking, view IV index acquisition, adoption (acceptance), adverse possession, appropriation (taking), arrogation, basis, concept, condemnation (seizure), conjecture, conviction (persuasion), deduction (conclusion), distress (seizure), estimate (idea), estimation (calculation), generalization, ground, hypothesis, inference, opinion (belief), postulate, preconception, presumption, prolepsis, proposition, receipt (act of receiving), receipt (voucher), speculation (conjecture), supposition, theory

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Category: Accidents & Injuries → Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

In a rent review clause, a direction that a certain fact or thing is to be assumed to exist. For example, a rent review provision may direct that the property is to be valued on the assumption that the tenant has complied with all of its obligations under the lease.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

1 Something the truth of which is taken for granted; a supposition.
2 The act of taking for or on oneself, especially accepting, or agreeing to take the responsibility for, the obligation of another.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

The undertaking of the repayment of a debt or the performance of an obligation owed by another.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

The undertaking of the repayment of a debt or the performance of an obligation owed by another.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   the act of taking over a debt as part of payment for property which secures that debt.
   See also: assume

Law dictionary. . 2013.


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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

  • Assumption — Assumption, IL U.S. city in Illinois Population (2000): 1261 Housing Units (2000): 607 Land area (2000): 0.879889 sq. miles (2.278902 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.879889 sq. miles (2.278902… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • assumption — [n1] taking something for granted; something expected acceptance, accepting, assuming, belief, conjecture, expectation, fancy, guess, hunch, hypothesis, inference, posit, postulate, postulation, premise, presumption, presupposition, shot*, shot… …   New thesaurus

  • 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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