pre·sume /pri-'züm/ vt pre·sumed, pre·sum·ing: to suppose to be true without proof or before inquiry: accept as a presumptionmust presume the defendant is innocent
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
anticipate, apprehend, assume, believe, come to a hasty conclusion, conceive, conclude, conjecture, consider as true, consider probable, contemplate, count upon, credere, dare say, deduce, deem, derive, divine, estimate, expect, forejudge, form an opinion, gather, guess, hazard a guess, hypothesize, infer, judge, jump to conclusions, opine, perceive as true, posit, postulate, preconceive, prejudge, presuppose, presurmise, regard as axiomatic, speculate, sumere, suppose, surmise, suspect, take for granted, take without proof, theorize, think, think likely, understand, venture
associated concepts: presume innocence
assume (suppose), deem, expect (consider probable), forejudge, guess, infer, intend, opine, postulate, preconceive, predetermine, prejudge, presuppose, prognosticate, read, surmise, suspect (think), trust
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To suppose that something is true based on available evidence; to assume or infer that something is the case.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.