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Noun: hysteron proteron  'his-tu,rón 'pró-tu,rón
  1. Reversal of normal order of two words or sentences etc. (as in 'bred and born')
  2. The logical fallacy of using as a true premise a proposition that is yet to be proved

Type of: logical fallacy, rhetorical device

Encyclopedia: Hysteron proteron