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In classical logic, baralipton is a mnemonic word used to memorize a syllogism. Specifically, it is when the first two propositions thereof are general, and the third particular; the middle term being the subject of the first, and the attribute of the second. Generally stated, if every M is L, and every S is M, then some L is S. For example,

Every evil ought to be feared.
Every violent passion is an evil.
Therefore, something that ought to be feared is a violent passion.


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