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epi- +‎ syllogism


episyllogism (plural episyllogisms)

  1. (logic) A syllogism which assumes as one of its premises a proposition which was the conclusion of a preceding syllogism (the prosyllogism).

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 episyllogism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)