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Meaning of APODOSIS

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*pod"o*sis\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to give back; ?
from, back again + ? to give.] (Gram.)
The consequent clause or conclusion in a conditional
sentence, expressing the result, and thus distinguished from
the protasis or clause which expresses a condition. Thus, in
the sentence, ``Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him,''
the former clause is the protasis, and the latter the
apodosis.

Note: Some grammarians extend the terms protasis and apodosis
      to the introductory clause and the concluding clause,
      even when the sentence is not conditional.

 

 

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