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elenchus

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noun, elen·chus \i-ˈleŋ-kəs\

Definition of elenchus

plural elenchiplay \-ˌkī, -(ˌ)kē\

  1. :  refutation; especially :  one in syllogistic form



Origin of elenchus

Latin, from Greek elenchos


First Known Use: 1663


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