Legal Definition of deem
- To accept a document or an event as conclusive of a certain status in the absence of evidence or facts which would normally be required to prove that status. For example, in matters of child support, a decision of a foreign court could be "deemed" to be a decision of the court of another for the purpose of enforcement.
Definition of deem
From Old English dēman, from Proto-Germanic. Cognate with Danish dÝmme, Dutch doemen and Swedish dŲma.
to deem (third-person singular simple present deems, present participle deeming, simple past and past participle deemed)
- To evaluate according to one's beliefs.
She deemed his efforts insufficient.
- To hold as a personal opinion.
- Anagrams of deem
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