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pe•ti•ti•o prin•ci•pi•i



Pronunciation: (pi-tish'ē-ō" prin-sip'ē-ī"; Lat. pe-tē'ti-ō" pring-kip'i-ē"), [key] Logic.
a fallacy in reasoning resulting from the assumption of that which in the beginning was set forth to be proved; begging the question.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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