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The presumption of innocence is a moral imperative. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The presumption of innocence is a moral imperative. Times, Sunday Times (2016)English law contains a strong presumption in favour of court proceedings being open to the public. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He wants to end the legal presumption of shared parenting. Times, Sunday Times (2011)To wear a camera is a presumption of guilt and therefore the death of trust. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They say there is no charge here and the presumption of innocence and due process should apply. The Sun (2015)The report also recommended a strong presumption against building on flood plains. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This profound presumption of guilt was unencumbered by the inconvenience of having to prove it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The presumption of innocence is given short shrift. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They are angry over the presumption of guilt. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Such an attitude would not sit well with the presumption of innocence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There need be no presumption of guilt. The Sun (2011)So much for the presumption of innocence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The warrants are not a presumption of guilt. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The strong presumption is that an operation of this size could be carried out only by the regime. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The previous Government introduced a presumption in favour of building on such brownfield sites. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In the end, the presumption in favour of the preservation of life is not displaced. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The presumption of innocence and the equality of arms are either part of our gladiatorial adversarial criminal justice system or they are not. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They would also get more control over opening times, while presumption in favour of licence applications will be ditched. The Sun (2010)If this money is paid to a letting agent, the legal presumption is that the rent element belongs to the landlord. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I put this down to the legal presumption that it is the driver who is responsible for any accident with a cyclist. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For the past I shall stick to a presumption in favour of the past tense. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is a general presumption against England's footballers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And the Act removes the presumption in favour of Jury trial for libel claims. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If the deeds and plans don't help, there is a legal presumption that the owner of a property will use his land to the fullest possible extent. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It all adds up to a strong presumption that unless there's a clear family resemblance to the civil rights movement, civil disobedience is simply beyond the pale. Christianity Today (2000)
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British English: presumption NOUN
A presumption is something that is accepted as true but is not certain to be true.
...the presumption that a defendant is innocent until proved guilty.
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