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posit
1. To dispose or set firmly
2. to assume or affirm the existense of
3. to propose as an explanation
evince
1. to constitute outward evidence of
2. to display clearly
jurisprudence
1. a system or body of law
2. the course of court decisions
3. the science or phylosophy of law
4. a department of law
deductive argument
an argument in which premises are intended to provide absolute proof of the conclusion
syllogism
a deductive argument with a major premise, a minor premise, and a conclusion
premise
1. a proposition which is assumed as already proven
2. an assumption
unsound argument
an argument where one of the premises is false but the conlusion follows necessarily ffrom the argument
inductive argument
1. the inference involved in getting from the premises to the conclusion is a probable one
2. inductive arguments move from specific premises to general observations