apodioxis  apodioxis
 ap-o-di-ox'-is from Gk. apo, "away" and diokein,
"to pursue" ("a chasing away")
abominatio, detestatio, rejectio, reiectio

Rejecting of someone or something (such as the adversary's argument) as being impertinent, needless, absurd, false, or wicked.
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  Sources: Melanch. IR d3r-d4v ("reiectio" "apodioxis"); Peacham (1577) S4r

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