||Ep`i*chi*re"ma (?), n.; pl.
Epichiremata (#). [L., fr. Gr. ?, from ? to
attempt to prove.] (Rhet. & Logic) A syllogism in which
the proof of the major or minor premise, or both, is introduced with
the premises themselves, and the conclusion is derived in the
ordinary manner. [Written also epicheirema.]