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episyllogism

[ep-uh-sil-uh-jiz-uh m] /ˌɛp əˈsɪl əˌdʒɪz əm/
noun, Logic.
1.
a syllogism one of the premises of which is the conclusion of a preceding syllogism; any of the syllogisms included in a polysyllogism except the first one.
Compare polysyllogism.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Neo-Latin episyllogismus. See epi-, syllogism
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