Begging the Question Law and Legal Definition

Begging the question is a type of logical fallacy in which the proposition to be proven is assumed implicitly or explicitly in the premise. When one begs the question, the initial assumption of a statement is treated as already proven without any logic to show why the statement is true in the first place. An example would be "I think he is boring because he is dull." The adjective "dull" does not explain why the subject is "boring" -- they have the same meaning, and the proof is merely a restatement of the premise.