elenchus

noun
elen·chus | \ i-ˈleŋ-kəs \
plural elenchi\i-ˈleŋ-ˌkī, -(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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