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- n. Plural form of equivocal.
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They presented the division as a division of deliberate equivocals, and they identified deliberate equivocals with analogical terms.
The first division was into chance equivocals and deliberate equivocals.
Analogical terms were said to be intermediaries between equivocal and univocal terms, and the standard view was that analogical terms were intermediary between chance equivocals and univocals, and hence that they were to be identified with deliberate equivocals.
The notion of an intermediary term, however, is open to more than one interpretation, and some authors went further in suggesting that at least some analogical terms were intermediary between univocals and deliberate equivocals, so that they were not equivocal in any of the normal senses at all.
Third, there are those analogical terms which are deliberate equivocals, because there are two concepts or natures (rationes) which are participated in a prior and a posterior way.
-- But tell me, old boy, hast thou laid aside all thy equivocals and mentals in this case?
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