entailment
The relationship between a set of premises and a conclusion when the conclusion follows from the premises, or may validly be inferred from the premises. Many philosophers identify this with it being logically impossible that the premises should all be true, yet the conclusion false. Others are sufficiently impressed by the paradoxes of strict implication to look for a stronger relation, which would distinguish between valid and invalid arguments within the sphere of necessary propositions. The search for a stronger notion is the field of relevance logics.

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  • Entailment — En*tail ment, n. 1. The act of entailing or of giving, as an estate, and directing the mode of descent. [1913 Webster] 2. The condition of being entailed. [1913 Webster] 3. A thing entailed. [1913 Webster] Brutality as an hereditary entailment… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • entailment — n. A restriction of the way a property will be inherited that is different from what the ordinary rules of inheritance would dictate. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • Entailment — For other uses, see Entail (disambiguation). In logic, entailment is a relation between a set of sentences (e.g.,[1] meaningfully declarative sentences or truthbearers) and a sentence. Let Γ be a set of one or more sentences; let S1 be the… …   Wikipedia

  • entailment — An interference with and curtailment of the ordinary rules pertaining to devolution by inheritance; a limitation and direction by which property is to descend different from the course which it would take if the creator of the entailment, grantor …   Black's law dictionary

  • entailment — An interference with and curtailment of the ordinary rules pertaining to devolution by inheritance; a limitation and direction by which property is to descend different from the course which it would take if the creator of the entailment, grantor …   Black's law dictionary

  • entailment — entail ► VERB 1) involve (something) as an inevitable part or consequence. 2) Law settle the inheritance of (property) over a number of generations so that it remains within a family. ► NOUN Law ▪ an instance of entailing property. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • entailment — noun see entail I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • entailment — See entail. * * * …   Universalium

  • entailment — noun The act of entailing, the state of being entailed, or something that is entailed …   Wiktionary

  • entailment — n. act of placing an entail on an estate …   English contemporary dictionary

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