For else, in negative moods there will be illicit process of the major term.
Only one premise can be negative; and, if any, only that in which the major term occurs.
For, if not, in negative Moods there will be illicit process of the major term.
Where the fact of its always accompanying the major term, &c., is disputed, there we have what is called a disputed condition.
The condition and the major term are "equipollent" in their extension.
The major term is usually the predicate of the major premise and the predicate of the conclusion.
The predicate of the conclusion is called the major term of the syllogism; the subject of the conclusion is called the minor term.
“Men” is the middle term, “are mortal” the major term, and “Socrates,” the minor term.
The viruddha-hetu is that which is never found where the major term is.
For else, the conclusion being negative, there will be illicit process of the major term.
late 14c., from Old French silogisme "a syllogism," from Latin syllogismus, from Greek syllogismos "a syllogism," originally "inference, conclusion, computation, calculation," from syllogizesthai "bring together, premise, conclude," literally "think together," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + logizesthai "to reason, count," from logos "a reckoning, reason" (see logos).