What does the word postulate mean?

Usage examples for postulate

  1. Our lady Eve had half been satisfied To obey her Maker, if I had not learnt To fix my postulate better. – The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  2. Postulate action, and the very form of the intellect can be deduced from it. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  3. In the third place, from the point of view of the categories, the process of schematizing should be a process whereby we combine the manifold into a whole A in accordance with the conception C, and thereby render possible the subsumption of A under the category B. If it be a process which actually subsumes the manifold under B, it will actually perform that, the very impossibility of which has made it necessary to postulate such a process at all. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard