from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A figure in which the orator treats things according to their events or consequences.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A figure in which the orator treats of things according to their events consequences.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
Latin, from Ancient Greek a going out, issue, or event; out + to go. (Wiktionary)