Pos"it (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Posited; p. pr. & vb. n. Positing.] [L. ponere, positum, to place. See Position.]


To dispose or set firmly or fixedly; to place or dispose in relation to other objects.

Sir M. Hale.

2. Logic

To assume as real or conceded; as, to posit a principle.

Sir W. Hamilton.


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