logic the premise of a syllogism containing the predicate of its conclusion
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How to use major premise in a sentence
Aristotle reasoned without sufficient certainty of the major premise of his syllogisms.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
The major term is usually the predicate of the major premise and the predicate of the conclusion.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
If the major premise of this syllogism be granted, the conclusion is unquestionable.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The city casuist might have smiled at the major premise—and laughed at the ingenuous conclusion.
It may be stated, simply, as "the unwarranted assumption of a premise, generally the major premise."Your Mind and How to Use It | William Walker Atkinson