Definitions for "STRAW MAN"
The 'Straw Man Argument' is one which is untenable because of certain dishonest or erroneous assumptions embedded within them. When an irrelevant thesis is inaccurately claimed to be someone's position, it is said to be a 'Straw Man' argument, meaning, it will not stand. When done deliberately, this fallocy of presumption is both unethical and unchristian. [ back
a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
an odd metaphor to apply to such an enormous, cumbersome, ponderous construction as Kant's system of epistemology
In literature, Straw men of both the literal and metaphorical kind have been employed in literature over the years. The fact that a straw man has the shape of a man, but has nothing but (symbolically) worthless straw inside, makes it a symbol for people regarded as lacking needed qualities.
A substitute used to conceal the identity of an actual purchaser.
A slang term for a trustee who purchases property on behalf of another who wishes to remain anonymous.
Someone who purchases property on behalf of another so as to conceal the identity of the true owner. A person who purchases on behalf of another is sometimes referred to as a nominee.
In law, the term straw man can refer to a third party that acts as a "front" in a transaction (i.e., who is an agent for another) for the purpose of taking title to real property, breaking a joint tenancy, or engaging in some other kind of transaction where the principal remains hidden or to do something else which is not allowed.
a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
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an issue that is not an issue at all