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From Latin sumptio, from sumo (to take).

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sumption (plural sumptions)

  1. (rare) A taking.
    • 1653 (indicated as 1654), Jeremy Taylor, “The Real Presence and Spiritual of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, Proved against the Doctrine of Transubstantiation. Section XII. Transubstantiation was Not the Doctrine of the Primitive Church.”, in Reginald Heber, editor, The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor, D.D. [], volume X, London: Ogle, Duncan, and Co. []; and Richard Priestley, [], published 1822, →OCLC, paragraph 21, page 80:
      Now St. Clement, proving by Christ's sumption of the eucharist, that he did drink wine, must mean the sacramental symbol to be truly wine, []
  2. (obsolete) The major premise of a syllogism.

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