Definition of antinomy
1 : a contradiction between two apparently equally valid principles or between inferences correctly drawn from such principles
2 : a fundamental and apparently unresolvable conflict or contradiction <antinomies of beauty and evil, freedom and slavery — Stephen Holden>
Origin of antinomy
German Antinomie, from Latin antinomia conflict of laws, from Greek, from anti- + nomos law — more at nimble
First Known Use: 1592
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