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Hysteron proteron

Hys´te`ron prot´e`ron
1.(Rhet.) A figure in which the natural order of sense is reversed; hysterology; as, valet atque vivit, "he is well and lives."
Noun1.hysteron proteron - reversal of normal order of two words or sentences etc. (as in `bred and born')
2.hysteron proteron - the logical fallacy of using as a true premise a proposition that is yet to be proved
rhetorical device
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