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assumption

Logic a statement that is used as the premise of a particular argument but may not be otherwise accepted

Assumption

Christianity
1. the taking up of the Virgin Mary (body and soul) into heaven when her earthly life was ended
2. the feast commemorating this, celebrated by Roman Catholics on Aug. 15

Assumption

 

(also, Dormition of the Virgin; Russian, uspen’e), a feast of the Orthodox Church in memory of the reputed death of the Virgin Mary, observed on August 15 (28). Ancient pagan rites of the slavs connected with the completion of the grain harvest in August were later absorbed into the Orthodox feast in Russia.

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To illustrate the issues for discussion, assume the following facts.
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Due to concerns over the quality of the examinations, reliability of findings, and stability of service, the Criminal Justice Council asked the Santa Cruz County Sheriffs Office to submit a proposal concerning how it may assume administration of the team.
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The lessor assumes all the risks of ownership; he incurs asset depreciation expense, technological obsolescence hazards, lost interest earnings on other investment alternatives, and default losses.
Then, you would assume Social Security payments of $12,000, which would leave you with another $25,000 a year to generate.