Definition of Petitio

1. Noun. The logical fallacy of assuming the conclusion in the premises; begging the question.

Exact synonyms: Petitio Principii
Generic synonyms: Logical Fallacy



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petitio

petit larceny
petit mal
petit mal epilepsy
petit mal seizure
petit point
petit pois
petite
petite bourgeoisie
petite marmite
petite mutant
petitely
petiteness
petitenesses
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petitgrain
petitio (current term)
petitio principii
petition
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petitjeanite
petitory

Literary usage of Petitio

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1. A Treatise on the Conflict of Laws; Or, Private International Law by Francis Wharton (1906)
"To invoke for this purpose the lex domicilii of the plaintiff is a petitio principii. The only ground on which such law can be adopted is that of the ..."

2. The Science of Logic: Or, an Analysis of the Laws of Thought by Asa Mahan (1857)
"This error in logic is one form of the so-called petitio principii, ... petitio Principii. The proper petitio principii, however, occurs when an inference ..."

3. A Compendium of Roman Law Founded on the Institutes of Justinian: Together by Gordon Campbell (1878)
"K pluris petitio or excessive demand may be— 1. Re, in regard to the thing, ... By the enactment of Justinian, a pluris petitio, re, loco, ..."

4. A Compendium of Roman Law Founded on the Institutes of Justinian: Together by Gordon Campbell (1878)
"A pluris petitio or excessive demand may be— 1. ... By the enactment of Justinian, a pluris petitio, re, loco, or causa was punished by a payment to the ..."

5. The Digest of Justinian by Charles Henry Monro, William Warwick Buckland (1904)
"V. ON THE POSSESSORY petitio hereditatis. 1 ULPIANUS (on the Edict 15) According to the regular scheme, after the civil actions open to the heirs the ..."

6. An Elementary Treatise on Logic: Including Pt. I. Analysis of Formulae. Pt by William Dexter Wilson (1856)
"It is seldom * Thucydides, Book HI, Year 5. t For this reason some writers, and writers on " Logic," even, have maintained that every Syllogism is a petitio ..."

7. Syntax of Early Latin by Charles Edwin Bennett (1914)
"... 3, eius petitio esto ; et pass, in the same inscription. quaestio : GIL, i, 198, 6, quaestio eius ..."

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