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Inference

inference n

1 : the act or process of inferring
;specif
: the act of passing from one proposition, statement, or judgment considered as true to another whose truth is believed to follow logically from that of the former
2 : something inferred
;esp
: a proposition arrived at by inference see also permissive presumption at presumption
3 : the premises and conclusions of a process of inferring


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.