Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An argument drawn from the relation of cause and effect; especially, an argument for or against a certain course of action, such as the passage of a proposed bill or law, from a consideration of probable consequences.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Rhet.) A figure in which the orator treats of things according to their events consequences.

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  • noun rhetoric A figure in which the orator treats things according to their events or consequences.

Etymologies

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Latin, from Ancient Greek a going out, issue, or event; out + to go.

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