minor premise


: the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term

Word History

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of minor premise was in 1728

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“Minor premise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20premise. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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