Meaning of presumptive

pre•sump•tive

Pronunciation: (pri-zump'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. affording ground for presumption: presumptive evidence.
  2. based on presumption: a presumptive title.
  3. regarded as such by presumption; based on inference.
  4. pertaining to the part of an embryo that, in the course of normal development, will predictably become a particular structure or region.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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