ratiocinatory

Related to ratiocinatory: ratiocinative

ratiocinatory

(ˌrætɪˈɒsɪnətrɪ; ˌræʃɪ-)
adj
another word for ratiocinative
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When in 1811 that veteran of the early 1790s journal Politics for the People, Daniel Isaac Eaton, was prosecuted for selling his edition of Paine's Age of Reason, Part Three, a constable went to Eaton's shop, "the Ratiocinatory" in Ave Maria Lane, "and asked of the Shopwoman for the age of Reason--she said it was the 3d.
The scrutiny of his appearance and gestures, the ratiocinatory checks on his memories and language ("Yes, they are, to me," "I feel sure of that"), the appeals for audience complicity: all are indications of a narcissistic recoil of the conscience against the ego t hat occurs in response to loss.
In 1887 a not very successful literary-minded young doctor in Southsea wrote despairingly a short detective novel which contained the ingredients for all such future stories, namely, a private professional detective of ratiocinatory brilliance who traces the murderer and solves the crime, plus a friend and foil who recounts the events and extols his friend's powers.