What does the word supposition mean?

Usage examples for supposition

  1. But such a supposition is only a compliment to the skill of the composer. – Bunyan by James Anthony Froude
  2. I beg your pardon; the trees that that rod was made from were made for us all, and if you, or any one for you, have thought proper to make it into a rod, it is no more my fault than it is that I have been feeding the fish with the supposition that they were my own. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  3. The first search was made, seemingly, upon the supposition that all Groveland was above suspicion, and that search failed. – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch