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cogency

noun co·gen·cy \ˈkō-jən(t)-sē\

Definition of COGENCY

:  the quality or state of being cogent

Examples of COGENCY

  1. <the cogency of Thomas Paine's celebrated case for American independence>
  2. <satirical comments of great cogency>

First Known Use of COGENCY

1667

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