the act of assuming or taking for granted
"your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
"he despised them for their presumptuousness"
(Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended
corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox Church
- assumption of mary - august 15
the act of taking possession of or power over something
"his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"
"the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"
"he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts"
- laying claim
a hypothesis that is taken for granted
"any society is built upon certain assumptions"
a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
"on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"