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an inference as to the existence of a fact not certainly known that the law requires to be drawn from the known or proven existence of some other fact

 conclusive presumption

a presumption that the law does not allow to be rebutted  called also irrebuttable presumption; compare rebuttable presumption in this entry
 mandatory presumption

a presumption that a jury is required by law to make upon proof of a given fact — compare permissive presumption in this entry
 permissive presumption

an inference or presumption that a jury is allowed but not required to make from a given set of facts  called also permissive inference; compare mandatory presumption in this entry
 presumption of fact

a presumption founded on a previous experience or on general knowledge of a connection between a known fact and one inferred from it
 presumption of innocence

a rebuttable presumption in the favor of the defendant in a criminal action imposing on the prosecution the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt
 presumption of intent

a permissive presumption that if a criminal defendant committed an act it was his or her intent to commit it
 presumption of law

a presumption (as of the innocence of a criminal defendant) founded on a rule or policy of law regardless of fact
 presumption of survivorship

the presumption in the absence of direct evidence that of two or more persons dying in a common disaster (as a fire) one was the last to die because of youth, strength, or other reasons rendering survivorship likely
 rebuttable presumption

a presumption that may be rebutted by evidence to the contrary — compare conclusive presumption in this entry
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