# Definition:Categorical Syllogism/Conclusion

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## Definition

The **conclusion** of a categorical syllogism is stated last, conventionally prefaced with the word *Therefore*.

It is a categorical statement which expresses the logical relationship between the primary term and the secondary term of the syllogism.

Furthermore, this categorical statement is *specifically* of the form in which the secondary term occurs *first* and the primary term occurs *second*.

## Also see

## Sources

- 1965: E.J. Lemmon:
*Beginning Logic*... (previous) ... (next): $\S 4.4$: The Syllogism - 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**syllogism** - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**syllogism**