neology

noun
ne·​ol·​o·​gy | \ nēˈäləjē \
plural -es

Definition of neology

1a : the use of a new word or expression or of an established word in a new or different sense : the use of new expressions that are not sanctioned by conventional standard usage : the introduction of such expressions into a language
2 : a new doctrine especially : a new method of theological interpretation

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History and Etymology for neology

French néologie, from né- ne- + -logie -logy

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“Neology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neology. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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