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[16] With regard to credibility there are three degrees. First, the highest, based on what usually happens, as for instance the assumption that children are loved by [p. 211] their parents. Secondly, there is the highly probable, as for instance the assumption that a man in the enjoyment of good health will probably live till to-morrow. The third degree is found where there is nothing absolutely against an assumption, such as that a theft committed in a house was the work of one of the household.

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