Title says it all really. I think there is a Latin term (or maybe Greek or something) for what I’m looking for, but I’m not sure.
It’s something that’s an unquestioned “given”; something assumed to be true from which we can proceed to do proofs or draw conclusions.
The context is, “Person X has never been under scrutiny for Y problem, because it was taken as a _______[ from the beginning] that the problem does not exist for him/her”
(Want a more formal, precise word than “given”)
Maybe I’m hallucinating that there even is such a word. But if there is I’m confident a Doper will know it.
Thanks in advance.