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There is, however, a certain affinity between all these bases.1 For in definition we enquire into the meaning of a term, and in the syllogism, which is closely connected with definition,2 we consider what was the meaning of the writer, while it is obvious that in the case of contrary laws there are two bases, one concerned with the letter, and the other with the intention. Again, definition is in itself a kind of ambiguity, since it brings out two meanings in the same term.

1 III. vi. 54.

2 See ch. viii. 1.

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