dé·​men·​ti | \ ˌdāmäⁿˈtē \
plural -s

Definition of démenti

: an official or formal denial of the truth of a report used especially in diplomacy

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History and Etymology for démenti

French, contradiction, denial, from Middle French demanti, from dementir to contradict, from Old French desmentir, from des- dis- + mentir to tell a lie, from Late Latin mentire, from Latin mentior, from ment-, mens mind

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“Démenti.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/d%C3%A9menti. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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