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From a mediaeval mnemonic chant.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. (logic, obsolete) A form or mode of syllogism in which the first and third propositions are universal affirmatives and the third a particular negative.
    • 1847, Augustus De Morgan, Formal logic: or, The Calculus of inference, necessary and probable, page 132:
      The moods Baroko and Bokardo do not admit of reduction to the first figure, by any fair use of the phrase []
    • 1870, H. Coleman, Notes on logic, page 81:
      Bokardo is converted in a similar manner, only that in this case we substitute the contradictory of the conclusion for the major premiss []
    • 2005, Charles Gray Shaw, Logic in Theory and Practice, page 161:
      The foregoing list of moods in the imperfect Figures II and III does not contain Baroko or Bokardo.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Bokardo in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)