post hoc ergo propter hoc

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Noun1.post hoc ergo propter hoc - the logical fallacy of believing that temporal succession implies a causal relation
logical fallacy - a fallacy in logical argumentation
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In other words, the government's wording is an example of the post hoc ergo procter hoc fallacy; just because one thing follows another does not means the first is the cause of the second.) A quotation from a second law review article -- averring that "non- deference is now a relic of the past" -- is equally cute.

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