elenchus

noun
elen·​chus | \ i-ˈleŋ-kəs How to pronounce elenchus (audio) \
plural elenchi\ i-​ˈleŋ-​ˌkī How to pronounce elenchus (audio) , -​(ˌ)kē \

Definition of elenchus

: refutation especially : one in syllogistic form

First Known Use of elenchus

1663, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for elenchus

Latin, from Greek elenchos

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“Elenchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elenchus. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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