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[6] Sometimes again we have recourse to quality, as in the question, “What is [p. 87] rhetoric? Is it the power to persuade or the science of speaking well?” This form of question is of frequent occurrence in the courts. For instance, the question may arise whether a man caught in a brothel with another man's wife is an adulterer. Here there is no doubt about the name; it is the significance of the act which is in doubt, since the question is whether he has committed any sin at all. For if he has sinned, his sin can only be adultery.

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