a) The act of postulating or something postulated
b) Something self-evident that can be assumed as the basis of an argument

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  • Postulation — • A petition presented to a competent ecclesiastical superior, that he may promote to a certain dignity a person who is not strictly eligible on account of some canonical impediment Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Postulation      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • postulation — [ pɔstylasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1260; de postuler 1 ♦ Vx Supplication. 2 ♦ (1499) Dr. Action de postuler. Postulation illicite. ● postulation nom féminin (latin postulatio, onis) Action du mandataire (avocat devant un tribunal de grande instance ; avoué… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Postulation — Pos tu*la tion, n. [L. postulatio: cf. F. postulation.] The act of postulating, or that which is postulated; assumption; solicitation; suit; cause. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Postulation — may refer to:* In logic, the use of axioms or postulates in reasoning * In mathematics, an older term for the Hilbert function of a variety or scheme …   Wikipedia

  • postulation — index condition (contingent provision), conjecture, conviction (persuasion), deduction (conclusion), generalization, hypothesis …   Law dictionary

  • postulation — et requeste, Postulatus, huius postulatus: Postulatum postulati, Postulatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • postulation — (po stu la sion) s. f. 1°   Terme de jurisprudence. Action d occuper pour une partie, de faire toutes les procédures dans une affaire. Le droit de postulation appartient aux avoués qui sont institués pour conduire la procédure.    Postulation… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • POSTULATION — s. f. T. de Palais. Action de postuler, d occuper pour une partie, devant un tribunal. POSTULATION, en Matière ecclésiastique, se dit, principalement en parlant Des bénéfices d Allemagne, lorsqu un chapitre voulant promouvoir à quelque dignité un …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • postulation — postulate ► VERB 1) suggest or assume the existence, fact, or truth of (something) as a basis for reasoning or belief. 2) nominate or elect to an ecclesiastical office subject to the sanction of a higher authority. ► NOUN ▪ a thing postulated.… …   English terms dictionary

  • postulation — noun see postulate I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • POSTULATION — n. f. T. de Palais Action de postuler, d’occuper pour une partie, devant un tribunal …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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