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apodosis


apodosis


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apodosis  \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.