rebuttable presumption
rebuttable presumption see presumption

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

rebuttable presumption
n.
A presumption that can be refuted with evidence; an assumption that is held to be true until refuted by evidence.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


rebuttable presumption

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


rebuttable presumption
An assumption of fact accepted by the court to be true unless someone proves it to be untrue. A rebuttable presumption is often drawn from prima facie evidence.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


rebuttable presumption
A conclusion as to the existence or nonexistence of a fact that a judge or jury must draw when certain evidence has been introduced and admitted as true in a lawsuit but that can be contradicted by evidence to the contrary.

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


rebuttable presumption
A conclusion as to the existence or nonexistence of a fact that a judge or jury must draw when certain evidence has been introduced and admitted as true in a lawsuit but that can be contradicted by evidence to the contrary.

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

rebuttable presumption
n.
   since a presumption is an assumption of fact accepted by the court until disproved, all presumptions are rebuttable. Thus rebuttable presumption is a redundancy.
   See also: presumption

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Rebuttable presumption — Both in common law and in civil law, a rebuttable presumption (in Latin, praesumptio iuris tantum ) is an assumption made by a court, one that is taken to be true unless someone comes forward to contest it and prove otherwise. A rebuttable… …   Wikipedia

  • rebuttable presumption — In the law of evidence, a presumption which may be rebutted by evidence. Otherwise called a disputable presumption. A species of legal presumption which holds good until evidence contrary to it is introduced. Beck v. Kansas City Public Service Co …   Black's law dictionary

  • rebuttable presumption — noun : a presumption that may be rebutted by other legal evidence compare presumption of law …   Useful english dictionary

  • rebuttable presumption — legal presumption that can be refuted …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rebuttable presumption — A presumption which is not conclusive but may be overcome by opposing evidence. 30 Am J2d Ev § 1165. A provisional procedural assumption of a fact which is prescribed by a rule of a substantive law. Simpson v Simpson, 162 Va 621, 175 SE 320, 94… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • presumption — pre·sump·tion /pri zəmp shən/ n: an inference as to the existence of a fact not certainly known that the law requires to be drawn from the known or proven existence of some other fact conclusive presumption: a presumption that the law does not… …   Law dictionary

  • presumption — An inference in favor of a particular fact. A presumption is a rule of law, statutory or judicial, by which finding of a basic fact gives rise to existence of presumed fact, until presumption is rebutted. Van Wart v. Cook, Okl.App., 557 P.2d 1161 …   Black's law dictionary

  • Presumption — In the law of evidence, a presumption of a particular fact can be made without the aid of proof in some situations. The types of presumption includes a rebuttable discretionary presumption, a rebuttable mandatory presumption, and an irrebutable… …   Wikipedia

  • presumption of law — a presumption (as of innocence) founded on a rule or policy of the law regardless of what the actual fact may be compare irrebuttable presumption, rebuttable presumption * * * Law. a presumption based upon a policy of law or a general rule and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • presumption of law — An assumption made by the law itself, compelling the court to a resulting conclusion, which may or may not have a logical or reasonable foundation in basic fact. 29 Am J2d Ev § 163. A presumption which derives its force from the law of the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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