Meaning of “take sth as read” in the English Dictionary

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"take sth as read" in British English

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take sth as read


to accept that something is true without making sure that it is:

I just took it as read that anyone who applied for the course would have the necessary qualifications.

(Definition of “take sth as read” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)