Argument by definition

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Argument by definition is an argument in which one or more terms are defined in such a way as to effectively be an argument for the speaker's position. It is a logical fallacy, due to the fact that its intent is to deceive the listener into agreeing with a different argument by presenting a similar (but more persuasive) argument as being identical – a sort of bait-and-switch tactic.

Also known as: Persuasive definition