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[pi-tish-ee-oh prin-sip-ee-ahy; Latin pe-tee-ti-oh pring-kip-i-ee] /pɪˈtɪʃ iˌoʊ prɪnˈsɪp iˌaɪ; Latin pɛˈti tɪˌoʊ prɪŋˈkɪp ɪˌi/

noun, Logic.
a fallacy in reasoning resulting from the assumption of that which in the beginning was set forth to be proved; begging the question.
/pɪˈtɪʃɪˌəʊ prɪnˈkɪpɪˌaɪ/
(logic) a form of fallacious reasoning in which the conclusion has been assumed in the premises; begging the question Sometimes shortened to petitio


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