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In scholastic philosophy an argument that appeals to a person's emotions rather than to his intellect. Also said of a personal attack on someone's character, and thus obscuring the real issue under discussion.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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