dictum de omni et nullo

dic·​tum de om·​ni et nul·​lo
: an axiom in logic: whatever may be affirmed or denied of a class may be affirmed or denied of every member of it

Word History


Latin, maxim of all and none

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dictum de omni et nullo was in 1664

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“Dictum de omni et nullo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dictum%20de%20omni%20et%20nullo. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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