démenti

noun dé·men·ti

Definition of démenti

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at mind


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