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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 276 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PREDICAMENT, now used only in the sense of a dangerous or unpleasant position or situation. It meant properly that which is " predicated " or affirmed (Lat. praedicare) of anything, in logic, one of the ten Aristotelian categories (see CATEGORY), and so any definite state or condition. The use of " predicament " in the sense of " bad predicament," without the limiting adjective, is paralleled by " plight," for " bad plight," " success " for " good success."
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