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
figurein which the oratortreats things according to their eventsor consequences.
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Latin, from Ancient Greek a going out, issue, or event; out + to go.
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