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Lie Circumstantial (The)

or The lie with circumstance. Sir, if you said so, it was a lie. As Touchstone says, this insult is voidable by this means—“If you said so, I said it was a lie,” but the word “if” makes the insult hypothetical. This is the lie direct in the second degree or once removed. (See Countercheck.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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