Definition of apodosis in English:

apodosis

noun

Grammar
  • The main (consequent) clause of a conditional sentence (e.g., I would agree in if you asked me I would agree)

    Often contrasted with protasis
    • ‘Well, if the apodosis is assumed to be true, then the conditional relation is truth-conditionally moot.’
    • ‘In the majority of instances, will and shall express a conditional future and are the forms used in the apodosis of future conditionals (the part without if): If you ask them, they will do it.’
    • ‘However, it's crucial that the second part of such a sentence (the apodosis of the conditional) normally also has a modal preterite, often would or could or might, but not will or can or may.’
    • ‘These suppressed words are but a requisite of the style that has been adopted in the apodosis.’

Origin

Early 17th century: via late Latin from Greek, from apodidonai give back.

Pronunciation:

apodosis

/əˈpädəsəs/