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  • n. A concession to an adversary in order to strengthen one's own argument.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A concession to an adversary in order to strengthen one's own argument.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In rhetoric, a figure by which an orator concedes something to an adversary in order to strengthen his own argument.

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