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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of postulare, from poscere 'to ask'

postulate

1 verb
     
pos‧tu‧late1 [transitive]
formal to suggest that something might have happened or be true
postulate that
It has been postulated that the condition is inherited.
postulation noun [uncountable and countable]

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