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[11] For cases and questions always have first a major premise, such as “You have committed sacrilege,” or “Not everyone who has killed a man is guilty of murder.” Second comes a reason, which is stated at greater length in cases and questions than in separate arguments, while finally comes the conclusion in which as a rule they set forth the point they have proved either by enumeration of particulars or in the form of a hasty conclusion. In this type of epicheireme the major premise is doubtful, since it is still under investigation.

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