What does the word presumptive mean?

Usage examples for presumptive

  1. Despite some efforts of Henry to prevent him, Albany came to Scotland in May, 1515. He was a French nobleman, possessed large estates in France, and, although he was, ere long, heir- presumptive to the Scottish throne, could speak no language but French. – An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707) by Robert S. Rait
  2. I can not give space to those points that confirm my view, but they make a strong presumptive case. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  3. But before I finally dismiss this part of our charge, I must request your Lordships' most earnest attention to the true character of these atrocious proceedings, as they now stand proved before you, by direct or the strongest presumptive evidence, upon the Company's records, and by his own confessions and declarations, and those of his most intimate friends and avowed agents. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
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