(?), n. [OE. sophistrie, OF. sophisterie.] 1. The art or process of reasoning; logic. [Obs.]
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2. The practice of a sophist; fallacious reasoning; reasoning sound in appearance only.
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The juggle of sophistry consists, for the most part, in usig a word in one sense in the premise, and in another sense in the conclusion.
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Syn. -- See Fallacy.
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