Ad Hominem

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Ad Hominem

[Latin, To the person.] A term used in debate to denote an argument made personally against an opponent, instead of against the opponent's argument.

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Defeating a Cut Block (for a LB and DB): As you attack the man blocking you, read his head.
Robert Gardener took the law into his own hands to attack the man without any proof of what he had done.