epichirema

Epichirema

Ep`i*chi*re"ma\, n.; pl. Epichiremata. [L., fr. Gr. ?, from ? to attempt to prove.] (Rhet. & Logic) A syllogism in which the proof of the major or minor premise, or both, is introduced with the premises themselves, and the conclusion is derived in the ordinary manner. [Written also epicheirema.]
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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