Definition for EN'THY-MEME

EN'THY-MEME, n. [Gr. ενθυμημα, from ενθυμεομαι, to think or conceive; εν and θυμος, mind.]

In rhetoric, an argument consisting of only two propositions, an antecedent and a consequent deduced from it; as, we are dependent, therefore we should be humble. Here the major proposition is suppressed: the complete syllogism would be, dependent creatures should be humble; we are dependent creatures; therefore we should be humble.

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