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  • adj. Pertaining to an elench.

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  • adj. Pertaining to an elench.

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Examples

  • Some lawyers are successful in the elenchical mode of argument -- to use a logical term -- that is, in demolishing the structure of their opponents, while they fail in the deictic, that is, in raising on its ruins an impregnable fabric of their own; but it was difficult to decide which process was the most thorough in the reasoning of Tazewell.

    Discourse of the Life and Character of the Hon. Littleton Waller Tazewell

  • Some lawyers are successful in the elenchical mode of argument ” to use a logical term ” that is, in demolishing the structure of their opponents, while they fail in the deictic, that is, in raising on its ruins an impregnable fabric of their own; but it was difficult to decide which process was the most thorough in the reasoning of Tazewell.

    Discourse of the Life and Character of the Hon Littleton Waller Tazewell

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