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to take for granted without proof

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take for granted or as a given

require as a necessary antecedent or precondition

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A well-known example is that of cleft sentences; both it-clefts and wh-clefts, illustrated in (15) and (16) below; in cleft sentences, while the post-copular constituent is in focus and thus it represents (part of) the assertion, the wh/that-clause (= Mary wants something) is presupposed.
9) Since the grundnorm is presupposed it means that this process must take place within juridical science.
Third, and more weakly, we might say that a language presupposed a claim if many of the sentences that are normally taken to be true in it could not be true unless this claim were true.
Presupposition is the double bind of intertextual reading, since the intertext is presupposed in order to be present yet it is not possible to say whether it is the text or the reader who is doing the presupposing.
Judaism's fundamental beliefs are inextricable from their halakhic observance (that set of laws revealed to Jews by God), embedded and presupposed by that way of life as it is lived and learned.
Hence, much can be gained by a Lacanian perspective that shares with Baroque Spain an anticartesian view of the human subject and an understanding of the human condition not centered on the rational, autonomous human subject presupposed by most modern theorists and readers.
Elshtain rejects the illiberal politics of premodern times because it was predicated on a failure to distinguish what is properly public from what should remain private - it presupposed that it is the task of government to shape character and identity.
When the engineer uses his skills and talent, it is presupposed that he will use them in fields or specialties in which he has a certain amount of expertise and experience.
But nobody expects the project's price tag to drop, adds Cantor, since original estimates presupposed a 10- to 100-fold improvement in technological methods during the project's lifetime.
The current administration inherited many financial problems, including an unfunded pension liability of more than $250 million, but the city's decisions not to raise appropriate revenue, to insufficiently fund wage and benefit agreements, and to adopt a budget that overestimated tax revenues and presupposed passage of a pension bond bill that did not pass were imprudent.
Such a mission involves operating a first forensic psychiatric center (CPML), which will be established in Ghent and will have a capacity of 272 beds presupposed (including 8 beds in a crisis).
However, an alternative form of egalitarianism may be contrasted with the variety to which it is often presupposed egalitarians subscribe.
contends that the presupposed notions of differences between oral and written culture are best perceived as rhetorical strategies in the elaboration of literature.
Yet the freedom that the Pill, or any other form of contraception promised, was a freedom that could never be delivered, because it presupposed that the source of a woman's slavery was her own fertility.
Observing that religious history has often presupposed "a seamless Protestant way of life" (p.