Meaning of ASSUMPTION in English

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin ~-, assumptio taking up, from Latin assumere Date: 13th century 1. the taking up of a person into heaven, August 15 observed in commemoration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, a taking to or upon oneself , the act of laying claim to or taking possession of something , arrogance , pretension , 5. an assuming that something is true, a fact or statement (as a proposition, axiom, postulate, or notion) taken for granted, the taking over of another's debts

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