VCR E Lesson 7

Anna Hudnall

EXERCISE ONE

The lawyer's ___________ was undeniably true and made the innocence of his client seem utterly unarguable.

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Premise

n., 1. A proposition offered as a basis for government.

2. In logic, each of the first two propositions in a syllogism.

roots

MITTO, MITTERE, MISI, MISSUM: to send

- the sending/ offering of propositions.

Synonyms:

Definition One:

- proposition

- postulate


Definition Two:

- postulate(s)

-induction/inductive reasoning

Antonyms:

Definition One:

- denial

- succumb


Definition Two:

- deduction

other forms of the word

v., Premise- leans more toward the first definition, is used strictly as a legal term.
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Excercise two

In which sentence is the word in the bold-faced type used incorrectly?

A. My sister premised with the fact that I took the car last weekend in order to use the car Saturday night.

B. My English teacher taught us that the first two sentences in the syllogism "All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore, Socrates is a mortal." are called the premise.

C. The man's argument was marked invalid due to a fault in his premise.

D. The lawyer premised for his client as early in the trial as he could to try to win his case.










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answer (don't scroll down yet!)

A- the verb form can only be used as a legal term.