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Opacity Condition

SYNTAX: condition which is in effect a reinterpretation of the Specified Subject Condition as a condition on anaphors (including NP-traces). It is the precursor of condition A of the binding theory. The Opacity Condition states that

(i) An anaphor cannot be  free in the domain of the subject of beta, 
    beta minimal (beta = NP, S')

LIT. Chomsky, N. (1980)