Definitions for appeal to authority
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appeal to authority(Noun)
An assertion deemed true because of the position or authority of the person asserting it.
Argument from authority
Argument from authority, also authoritative argument and appeal to authority, is a common form of argument which may give rise to a logical fallacy when misused. In informal reasoning, the appeal to authority is a form of argument attempting to establish a statistical syllogism. The appeal to authority relies on an argument of the form: Fallacious examples of using the appeal include any appeal to authority used in the context of deductive reasoning, and appealing to the position of an authority or authorities to dismiss evidence.
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