A logical fallacy
in which the subject term
of the conclusion
of a categorical syllogism
is a universal
, but the same term in the premise
s is a particular
All juvenile delinquents are young people.
All juvenile delinquents are law breakers
Therefore, all young people are law breakers.
To prove the minor illicit, show that there may be members of the subject category not mentioned in the premises which are contrary to the conclusion. In the above example, "My adorable little cousin is a young person, and she never breaks the law. So, not all young people are law breakers."