a priori assumption
- An assumption considered to be self-evident or universally acknowledged as true, without the necessity for verification or further proof. Despite its usefulness, it can lead to intellectual laziness if adopted unquestioningly when the actual situation might be uncertain
- He made the a priori assumption that everyone would agree with his opinion.
- The a priori assumption of universal human rights forms the basis of many legal systems.
- Her belief in the a priori assumption of goodwill in people often blinded her to their actual motives.