presumptif (c.1292)

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presumptif (c.1292)

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[ FEW: 9,321a praesumptivus; Gdf: 6,391b presomptif; GdfC: 10,411c presomptif; TL: ; DEAF:  presoncion (presontif); DMF:  présomptif; TLF:  présomptif; OED:  presumptive a.; MED:  presumptif a.; DMLBS: 2433b praesumptivus ]

f. presumptive  


1lawpresumptive, of such nature that an assumption or inference can be made
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  Car presumptive resoun est en teu cas, qe [...]  i 294.2
2arrogant, overconfident
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  Au presumptive gent [...] en l'evangile Dieu disoit: ‘Je vous ay [...] honouré, Et vous par orguillous endroit [...] M’avetz au fin deshonouré’  1573


1one who is arrogant, overconfident
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  [...] et ensi folement Se contient sanz amendement Ly presumptif deinz son corage  1596
presumement  presumer  presumpcie  presumption  presumptious  presumptiousement 
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