Artificial arguments

(Rhet.) arguments invented by the speaker, in distinction from laws, authorities, and the like, which are called inartificial arguments or proofs.

See also: Artificial

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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he constructed artificial arguments to justify his control of the penal proceedings," Varela said.