argumentum ad baculum

Latin phrase

ar·​gu·​men·​tum ad ba·​cu·​lum ˌär-gu̇-ˈmen-tu̇m-ˌäd-ˈbä-ku̇-lu̇m How to pronounce argumentum ad baculum (audio)
: argument to the cudgel : appeal to force

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“Argumentum ad baculum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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