Friday, February 7, 2014

a priori assumption definition and legal meaning

a priori assumption
pronounced: (ah-pree-ory)

A priori assumption is from Latin.  It means an assumption which is true without further proof or need to prove it. For example, It is assumed that cows eat grass. 

Keep in mind, however, that a priori assumption has a negative side: an a priori assumption made without question on the basis that no study or analysis is needed can be seen as mental laziness when the truth is not so certain.

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