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[103] Again the bastard in his turn will urge that his father did not die childless, employing the same arguments that he had used in putting forward his claim that he ranked as a son; unless indeed he too has recourse to definition, and raises the question whether even bastards are not sons. Thus in one case we shall have either two special legal bases, namely the letter of the law and intention, with the syllogism and also definition, or those three1 which are really the only bases strictly so called, conjecture as regards the letter of the law and intention, quality in the syllogism,2 and definition, which needs no explanation.

1 See § 82.

2 See § 88.

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