Referential terms (= proper names, definite descriptions, demonstrative descriptions, demonstrative descriptions, possessive descriptions) presuppose
existence of their referents.
The compensation is provided in case the decrees presuppose
Before Sunday's meeting, nobody from PDSH wanted to presuppose
how the party's members will vote this time.
To take a more obvious example, a language in which "Hesperus is bright" expresses a Russellian proposition containing the object Venus, might be taken to presuppose
the existence (at least at some time in the past) of Venus.
D'une part, le test presuppose
que la preuve presentee lors de l'audition d'une demande d'injonction interlocutoire est incomplete et contestee.
Those who support the 25 [pounds sterling] congestion charge all seem to presuppose
that all cars affected are new and driven exclusively by the rich (Soundbites, PE 19 March).
Of course in taking the 10-11 you are pre-supposing Hudson (brilliant in Dreamgirls, based loosely on the life of the Supremes) will win the Oscar, but presuppose
away because she's a cert.
All I have to do is to presuppose
a fictitious "basic norm" or, more gaily, a "bing bang" of post-invasion Iraqi legality--and proceed to "trace" the genesis of each electoral rule back to this mythical source.
These considerations are particularly acute in disability insurance cases where the very risks insured against presuppose
that if and when a claim is made, the insured will be disabled and in strait financial circumstances and, therefore, particularly vulnerable to oppressive tactics on the part of an economically powerful entity.
These visits presuppose
the existence of contacts between scientists in Japan and other countries, a condition considered favorable to the promotion of future scientific cooperation and exchange.
And when the Hebrew Bible describes an apparently successful seance (1 Samuel 28) or has the dying foresee the distant future (as do Jacob in Genesis 49 and Moses in Deuteronomy 31-32), it appears to presuppose
a penetrable boundary between the ambits of the living and of the dead (Chapter 7).
The question is of keen interest to opponents of gay marriage, because granting a divorce would seem to presuppose
that there was a valid civil union in the first place.
The reason so many problem statements are bad is they not only presuppose
a solution, but they settle for the obvious/simple/wrong solution.
The Court said in the not-too-distant past, "We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose
a Supreme Being" (Zorach v.
It doesn't presuppose
that the adults in the child's life are biblical scholars.