Topical

Top"ic*al

(?), a. [Cf. F. topique, LL. topicus, Gr. . See Topic, n.] 1. Of or pertaining to a place; limited; logical application; as, a topical remedy; a topical claim or privilege.
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2. (Rhet. & logic) Pertaining to, or consisting of, a topic or topics; according to topics.
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3. Resembling a topic, or general maxim; hence, not demonstrative, but merely probable, as an argument.
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Evidences of fact can be no more than topical and probable.
Sir M. Hale.
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