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[19] Further, since there are numerous points which require to be [p. 393] determined by appropriate and concise definitions (hence the definitive basis1 of cases), it is surely desirable that the orator should be instructed in such things by those who have devoted special attention to the subject. Again, does not every question of law turn either on the precise meaning of words, the discussion of equity, or conjecture as to the intention—subjects which in part encroach on the domain of dialectic and in part on that of ethics?

1 See III vi. 31.

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