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[24] And there is hardly anyone, unless he be a born fool without the least acquaintance with the practice of speaking, who does [p. 535] not know what is the main issue of a dispute (or as they call it the cause or central argument) and what is the question between the parties and the point on which the judge has to decide, these three being identical. For the question is concerned with the matter in dispute and the decision of the judge is given on the point involved in the question.

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