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[87] A conjecture as to a fact is confirmed by argument from something greater in the following sentence: “If a man commit sacrilege, he will also commit theft”; from something less, in a sentence such as “He who lies easily and openly will commit perjury”; from something equal in a sentence such as “He who has taken a bribe to give a false verdict will take a bribe to give false witness.”

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