presume etymology

English word presume comes from Middle French presumer (To presume; to assume.)

Detailed word origin of presume

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
presumer Middle French (frm) To presume; to assume.
presumer Anglo-Norman (xno)
presume English (eng) (intransitive) To be presumptuous; with on, upon, to take advantage (of), to take liberties (with). [from 15th c.]. (transitive) To assume to be true (without proof); to take for granted, to suppose. [from 14th c.]. (transitive) With infinitive object: to be so presumptuous as (to do something) without proper authority or permission. [from 14th c.]. (transitive, now, _, rare) To perform, do [...]