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in Logick, a kind of Argumentation, by the Greeks call'd Apogoge ; wherein, the greater Extreme is evidently contain'd in the Medium, but the Medium not so evidently in the lesser Extreme as not to require some further Medium, or Proof to make it appear.

Thus, in the Syllogism, All whom God absolves are free of Sin ; bus God absolves all who are in Christ : Therefore, all who are in Christ are free of Sin. The Major is evident ; but the Minor, or Assumption is not so, without some other Proposition to prove it ; as, God took Satisfaction for Sin in the Sussering of Jesus Christ.

It is call'd Abduction ; because, from the Conclusion, it draws us on to prove the Proposition assumed.