Daily Archives: September 25, 2015

Aetiologia

Aetiologia (ae-ti-o-log’-i-a): A figure of reasoning by which one attributes a cause for a statement or claim made, often as a simple relative clause of explanation.

My daughter’s life is an open book, because it’s my checkbook.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)

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