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Video footage: 1980s: An evaluator identifies presumptive positives during a Urinalysis Inspection Testing Program procedure, at Brooks Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas, in 1985.
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Definition of the adjective presumptive

What does presumptive mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance
    • example: the presumptive heir (or heir apparent)
    • similar: likely / probable
  2. affording reasonable grounds for belief or acceptance
    • examples: presumptive evidence | a strong presumptive case is made out
    • similar: believable / credible

Alternative definition of the adjective presumptive

adjective

  1. Based on presumption, probability, conjecture, hypothesis or belief
  2. making presumptions; behaving as one who presumes, who assumes that which they perhaps shouldn't.

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Google previewRobert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English (2011)

A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with commentary on lexicographers and linguists by Robert Hartwell Fiske

presumptive Misused forpresumptuous. t *U T BMTP RVJUF presumptive of him to assume that all 25,000 ofthose students have never heard ofChristianity. Use presumptuous. t *G (PE EPFT IBWF B QSFEFUFSNJOFE ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2017)

by Jonathan Law

Presumptive tests are not definitive and further confirmatory tests are always required. They are used extensively in forensic science. Examples are the Duquenois–Levine test for marijuana and Scott's test for cocaine. In general analytical ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics (2014)

by Bruce A. Arrigo

These seemingly disparate goalswere merged in the hybrid sentencingstructure knownas thepresumptive model. The presumptive sentencing processadds flexibilityto the determinate sentencing model, sojudges cansentence ina manner that ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Police Science (2007)

by Jack R. Greene

Law enforcement agencies began implementing presumptive arrest policies due to the criminalization of domestic violence throughout the United States. A presumptive arrest policy is a type of pro- arrest policy that provides officers with ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Forensic Science (2012)

by Suzanne Bell

presumptive tests It is related to other *figures of merit such as *repeatability and reproducibility. precursor Compounds or mixtures used as starting materials for the synthesis of drugs. For example, morphine is a precursor to heroin and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic Science (2008)

by Suzanne Bell

The following table summarizes the common presumptive color tests for blood. Presumptive Tests for Drugs Perhaps in no other forensic area are preliminary color tests used more than in drug analysis. These tests are designed to narrow ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

' * PRESUMPTIVE, any. [presumptive. Fr. from pnsume.] ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

- * PRESUMPTIVE. adj [presumptive, Fr.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Eye (2010)

by Joseph Besharse, Reza Dana

FIGURE 2 Cytoplasmic processes connect presumptive lens and retina during invagination. (a) An E10.5 mouse eye in section, labeled for Factin with phalloidin (green) and nuclei (blue). A subregion of (a), indicated by the white dashed line, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

PRESUMPTION presumptive \pri- 'zamp-tiv\ adj 1 : based on presumption : presumed to have occurred (a ~ violation of law) 2 : giving grounds for reasonable opinion or belief — pre-sump-tive-ly adv presumptive evidence — see EVIDENCE ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Forensic Science (2009)

by Suzanne Bell

Mandelin test A versatile PRESUMPTIVE TEST used in drug analysis. The Mandelin reagent is prepared by dissolving ammonia meta-vanadate in cold concentrated sulfuric acid (H2SO4). Addition of this reagent to cocaine produces an ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the British Monarchy (2011)

by James Panton

PRESUMPTIVE. The heir or heiress presumptive to the throne is the person who is next in line to the throne but who could be displaced. Succession to the British throne is based on primogeniture, with priority given to ...

Google previewThe American Dictionary of Criminal Justice (2005)

Key Terms and Major Court Cases by Dean J. Champion

presumptive evidence The assumption of the incapacity of a minor to act; ...

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I'm the heir apparent to the heir presumptive. (Princess Margaret)
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Scrabble value of P3R1E1S1U1M3P3T1I1V4E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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