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conjecture

A conclusion that is not proved but rather is assumed from incomplete evidence; a guess or speculation.
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In the hours after the events in New York, it seems that these media outlets exploited the confusion over the attacker's motives to make a conjectural link to anger at Trump's Jerusalem move.
Le Testu's commentaries relating to Java la Grande and the partly real, partly conjectural, land mass that he called TERRE AUSTRALLE (Southern Land) are the subject of various opinions.
Uncertain about our country getting a prolonged strong leadership, our recourse points to a sustained conditioning of the population along development-oriented values, although as to when value internalization becomes permanent is still conjectural.
Amoris Laetitia falls into the third category, Pie-Ninot said, adding the 1990 instruction's statement that examples of ordinary magisterium can occur when the pope intervenes "in questions under discussion which involve, in addition to solid principles, certain contingent and conjectural elements.
Otherwise how can we make the conjectural leap to other times and places?
The applicant moved IHC against the special judge central's decision of June 3, Kazmi through his counsel Sardar Lateef Khosa said that none of the prosecution witnesses have insinuated him with any malfeasance and his conviction is based on fanciful, arbitrary, capricious and absolutely conjectural hypothesis.
I wouldn't advise anyone to look at the issue of the presidential system from a conjectural perspective," he said in reference to the leaders of the opposition, claiming that current politicians need to form a system that will be implemented by generations to come.
The first chapter about the Qur'an and the life of the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, presents certain information that is conjectural, or even inaccurate.
But where Des Jardins focuses on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Murphy goes back even further, to the eighteenth century, when Scottish conjectural, or stadial, historians--who believed that all human societies progressed through the same stages of development, with each more advanced than the last, culminating in the commercial stage--made the treatment of women an important measure of a society's state of civilization.
more than a merely conjectural claim against the estate" actual notice of the initiation of the probate proceeding.
She finds the former to be largely conjectural, because it bases its claims on the relationship of Achaemenid monarchs to later forms of Zoroastrianism that cannot be substantiated as early as the Persian period.
Vossius's radical views included a rejection of the authority of the Hebrew Masoretic text in preference for Chinese sources and his own rational conjectures, although such a conjectural method, as Anthony Grafton shows, was in use for centuries and by seemingly conservative figures such as Vossius senior himself.