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ad verecundiam

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Shortened from the Latin expression argumentum ad verecundiam. From argumentum (meaning "argument") + ad (meaning "to" or "at") + verecundiam, the accusative singular of verecundia (meaning "coyness", "modesty" or "shame").

NounEdit

ad verecundiam (plural ad verecundiams)

  1. Appeal to authority, argument from authority or authoritative argument. Sometimes interpreted as an inductive argument or statistical syllogism.

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AdjectiveEdit

ad verecundiam (comparative more ad verecundiam, superlative most ad verecundiam)

  1. Of or relating to ad verecundiam.
    Well, that's an ad verecundiam argument.

AdverbEdit

ad verecundiam (comparative more ad verecundiam, superlative most ad verecundiam)

  1. In an ad verecundiam manner.
    He tried to make his case by arguing ad verecundiam.