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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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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