1 Generally speaking, the use of a legal rule in an analogous way (per analogiam) means the application of a rule which covers a particular case to another case which is similar to the first but itself not regulated by the rule. The argumentum a maiore ad minus is a special type of legal reasoning by analogy. It says that a rule which covers a particular case A has to be applied even a fortiori to case B, as the underlying rationale of the legal rule covering A is even more decisive in regard to case B.2 To use a legal rule in an analogous way is a fast and...
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