Definition for SOPH'ISM

SOPH'ISM, n. [Fr. sophisme; L. sophisma; Gr. σοφισμα.]

A specious but fallacious argument; a subtilty in reasoning; an argument that is not supported by sound reasoning, or in which the inference is not justly deduced from the premises. When a false argument puts on the appearance of a true one, then it is properly called a sophism or fallacy. – Watts.

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