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According to language authoritarians, it means "basing your conclusion on an unproved assumption" not "requiring that an interogation be made"; what phrase is it?




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Answer: beg the question

The phrase was coined to translate the Latin petitio principii, beginning request (?), and means "to base your conclusion on an unproved assumption." However, over the past century, it has come to mean "requires that the question be asked."

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