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[7] There is another form of defence by which we defend an act in itself indefensible by arguments drawn from without.1 This the Greeks call κατ᾽ ἀντίθεσιν by opposition. Here again there is no Latin equivalent, since we call it defence by assumption.

1 i. e. from motives derived from facts lying outside the actual case.

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