Definition of CAVIL


CAVIL

Sophism, subtlety. Cavilis a captious argument, by which a
conclusion evidently false, is drawn from a principle evidently true: Ea
est natura cavillationis ut ab evidenter veris, per brevissimas mutationes
disputatio, ad ea quce evidentur falsa sunt perducatur. Dig. 60, 16, 177
et 233; Id. 17, 65; Id. 33, 2, 88 .

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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