Definitions for "Begging the Question"
The fallacy of reasoning committed when one assumes the truth of what one is attempting to prove in an argument.
A circular fallacy that assumes in the premises of the argument that the conclusion about to be made is already true. Also known as “circular reasoning.
A fallacy in which the very conclusion (question) to be proved is, in some form or other, assumed to be true; or, one in which the conclusion is proved by a principle whose truth depends on the truth of the conclusion itself. Synonym: Petitio principii.