Definition for AS-SUMP'TION

AS-SUMP'TION, n. [L. assumptio.]

  1. The act of taking to one's self. – Hammond.
  2. The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; supposition. – Norris. This gives no sanction to the unwarrantable assumption that the soul sleeps from the period of death to the resurrection of the body. – Thodey.
  3. The thing supposed; a postulate or proposition assumed. In logic, the minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism. – Encyc.
  4. A consequence drawn from the propositions of which an argument is composed. – Encyc.
  5. Undertaking; a taking upon one's self. – Kent.
  6. In the Romish Church, the taking up a person into heaven, as the Virgin Mary. Also a festival in honor of the miraculous ascent of Mary, celebrated by the Romish and Greek churches. – Encyc.
  7. Adoption. – Warton.

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