From a mediaeval mnemonic chant.
- (logic, obsolete) A form or mode of syllogism in which the first proposition is a universal affirmative and the other two are particular negative.
1847, Augustus De Morgan, Formal logic: or, The Calculus of inference, necessary and probable, page 132:
- The moods Baroko and Bokardo do not admit of reduction to the first figure, by any fair use of the phrase […]
1870, William Dexter Wilson, An elementary treatise on logic, page 129:
- But this Conclusion is false, consequently the Minor Premise of the first Syllogism, Baroko, its contradictory, is true.
2005, Charles Gray Shaw, Logic in Theory and Practice, page 161:
- The foregoing list of moods in the imperfect Figures II and III does not contain Baroko or Bokardo.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Baroko in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)