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deem

Legal Definition of deem

Verb

  1. 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

Etymology

    From Old English dēman, from Proto-Germanic. Cognate with Danish dÝmme, Dutch doemen and Swedish dŲma.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /di:m/
  • Rhymes: -iːm

Verb

to deem (third-person singular simple present deems, present participle deeming, simple past and past participle deemed)

  1. To evaluate according to one's beliefs.

    She deemed his efforts insufficient.

  2. To hold as a personal opinion.

Synonyms

  • consider

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of deem
  • deme
  • Mede
  • meed

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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