apodosis

noun
apod·​o·​sis | \ ə-ˈpä-də-səs How to pronounce apodosis (audio) \
plural apodoses\ ə-​ˈpä-​də-​ˌsēz How to pronounce apodoses (audio) \

Definition of apodosis

: the main clause of a conditional sentence — compare protasis

First Known Use of apodosis

1604, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apodosis

New Latin, from Greek, from apodidonai to give back, deliver, from apo- + didonai to give — more at date

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“Apodosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apodosis. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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