Definition of assumption in English:

assumption

Line breaks: as¦sump|tion
Pronunciation: /əˈsʌm(p)ʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

  • 3 (Assumption) The reception of the Virgin Mary bodily into heaven. This was formally declared a doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1950.
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    • His Requiem Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
    • The Virgin birth, the bodily Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Resurrection of Jesus, the survival of our own souls after death: these are all claims of a clearly scientific nature.
    • Pope Pius XII infallibly proclaimed the doctrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on 1 November 1950.
  • 3.1The feast in honour of the Assumption, celebrated on 15 August.
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    • The Feast of the Assumption was celebrated with prayers at the Marian Shrine in the village last Sunday after 10.00 am mass.
    • Since the opening ceremonies on the Feast of the Assumption, August 15, there has been a steady flow of people, both young and old, arriving in Ladywell to pray at the Shrine and sip water from the Holy Well.
    • The date was August 15, 1975, the Feast of the Assumption.
  • 4 [mass noun] archaic Arrogance or presumption.

Origin

Middle English (in sense 3): from Old French asompsion or Latin assumptio(n-), from the verb assumere (see assume).

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