Illative sense
Illative Il"la*tive, a. [L. illativus: cf. F. illatif.] Relating to, dependent on, or denoting, illation; inferential; conclusive; as, an illative consequence or proposition; an illative word, as then, therefore, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Illative conversion} (Logic), a converse or reverse statement of a proposition which in that form must be true because the original proposition is true.

{Illative sense} (Metaph.), the faculty of the mind by which it apprehends the conditions and determines upon the correctness of inferences. [1913 Webster]


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