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presumptive

Pronunciation: /prɪˈzʌmptɪv/

Translation of presumptive in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (expected) [nominee/successor] presunto 1.2 [Law/Derecho] presumptive evidence pruebas (feminine plural) basadas en presunciones
    Example sentences
    • They were transferred to our neonatal intensive care unit with a presumptive diagnosis of perinatal asphyxia.
    • He was discharged the following afternoon with a presumptive diagnosis of vasovagal syncope, perhaps related to defecation.
    • A second diagnostic indication involves the injection of a local anesthetic to confirm the presumptive diagnosis through symptom relief of the affected body part.
    Example sentences
    • Thus, engaging in the lawful activities of a group designated as a ‘terrorist organization’ by the Attorney General could be presumptive grounds for expatriation.
    • In Accounting Research Bulletin No.9 it was stated that any expenditure which is properly applicable to the future is presumptive grounds for carrying the balance forward.
    • The Freedom of Information Act set the ground rules for, and establishes a presumptive right of, access to unpublished records of executive agencies by any person, regardless of citizenship.

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