acatalepsy

noun acat·a·lep·sy \(ˈ)āˈkatəlˌepsē\

Definition of acatalepsy

plural

-es

  1. 1 :  an ancient Skeptic doctrine that human knowledge amounts only to probability and never to certainty

  2. 2 :  real or apparent impossibility of arriving at certain knowledge or full comprehension

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Origin and Etymology of acatalepsy

Greek akatalēpsia, from a- 2a- + katalēpsis comprehension, seizing + -ia — more at catalepsy


First Known Use: 1640


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