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apodosis (s) (noun), apodoses (pl)
1. The main clause of a conditional sentence: "The clause, 'The game will be canceled' is the apodosis in the sentence, 'The game will be canceled if it rains.' "
2. The consequent clause or conclusion in a conditional sentence, expressing the result, and thus distinguished from the protasis or clause which expresses a condition; therefore, in the sentence, "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him", the former clause is the protasis, and the latter the apodosis.
3. Etymology: from Late Latin, from Greek, from apodidonai, "to give back"; apo-, "from" + didonai, "to give".
This entry is located in the following units: apo-, ap-, aph- (page 2) dat-, dos-, dot-, dow-, don-, dit- (page 1)