polysyllogism


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polysyllogism

(ˌpɒlɪˈsɪləˌdʒɪzəm)
n
(Logic) a chain of syllogisms in which the conclusion of one syllogism serves as a premise for the next

polysyllogism

a series of syllogisms set up systematically.
See also: Argumentation
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The banality of the prosecution's human or motivational explanation could not withstand the comfort-giving polysyllogism that the defense strives to evoke in the jury:
After his three books of racking polysyllogisms and serried poetical- historical precedents proving the separate divine origin and goals of the two world authorities, Dante's concluding words appear at first glance almost too conciliatory and reactionary, almost as if another hand had penned them.