AD HOMINEM

standing for a kind of casual or a convincing approach in that a disagreement is presented to be legitimate or illegitimate due to the character flaws of particular people who promote or contradict it.

AD HOMINEM: "The defense posed an ad hominem regarding the prosecutor's star witness, stating his opinion about the defendant's character should not be admissible in court due to the witness's own criminal record and faulty character."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AD HOMINEM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ad-hominem/ (accessed August 20, 2019).
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