Illation Il*la"tion, n. [L. illatio, fr. illatus, used as p. p. of inferre to carry or bring in, but from a different root: cf. F. illation. See 1st {In-}, and {Tolerate}, and cf. {Infer}.] The act or process of inferring from premises or reasons; perception of the connection between ideas; that which is inferred; inference; deduction; conclusion. [1913 Webster]

Fraudulent deductions or inconsequent illations from a false conception of things. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • illation — ⇒ILLATION, subst. fém. I. PHILOS., vieilli. [Correspond à illatif I] ,,Action d inférer, de conclure (FOULQ. ST JEAN 1962). Synon. inférence. II. DR. CANONIQUE. Apport de biens que fait quelqu un lors de son entrée au noviciat. Synon. dot. (Dict …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Illation — (v. lat.), Schluß, Schlußfolge. Daher Illativ, schließend, folgernd. Illativsätze, Sätze, deren Nachsatz eine Folge od. einen Schluß aus dem vorhergehenden enthält …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Illation — Illation, lat. deutsch, Schluß, Folgerung; illativ, eingebracht; folgernd; Illativsätze, Folgesätze, Schlußfolgerungen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • illation — index consequence (conclusion), deduction (conclusion), generalization, inference Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • illation — [i lā′shən] n. [LL illatio < L illatis < illatus (used as pp. of inferre, to bring in) < in , in + latus (used as pp. of ferre, to bring) < earlier * tlatus < IE * tḷtós < base * tel , to lift, bear > L tolerare (see… …   English World dictionary

  • illation — (il la sion) s. f. 1°   Terme de droit. Apport des biens d une personne qui entre en noviciat dans une maison religieuse.    Registre d illation, registre où est inscrit l apport de chaque religieux ou religieuse. 2°   Terme d Église. Transport… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • illation — noun Etymology: Late Latin illation , illatio, from Latin, action of bringing in, from inferre (past participle illatus) to bring in, from in + ferre to carry more at tolerate, bear Date: 1533 1. the action of inferring ; inference 2. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • illation — /i lay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of inferring. 2. an inference; conclusion. [1525 35; < LL illation (s. of illatio) a carrying in, equiv. to L illat(us) suppletive ptp. of inferre to bring in, bear in (il IL 1 + latus brought, earlier *tlatus; see… …   Universalium

  • illation — noun /ɪˈleɪʃən/ a) the act of inferring or concluding , 1974: Adriaan moved to Pierce’s American illation whereby an if begets a therefore, event by event, the javelin’s flight issuing from the web of contingencies in which we may locate the… …   Wiktionary

  • illation — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A position arrived at by reasoning from premises or general principles: conclusion, deduction, illative, inference, judgment. See REASON …   English dictionary for students

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