repugnancy

noun
re·​pug·​nan·​cy | \ri-ˈpəg-nən(t)-sē \
plural repugnancies

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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repugnancy

noun
re·​pug·​nan·​cy | \ri-ˈpəg-nən-sē \
plural repugnancies

Legal Definition of repugnancy 

1 : the quality or fact of being inconsistent, irreconcilable, or in disagreement specifically : a contradiction or inconsistency between sections of a legal instrument (as a contract or statute) if two acts which cover the same subject matter are repugnant…, the latter operates to the extent of the repugnancy as a repeal of the former In re Miller, 107 F. Supp. 1006 (1952)

2 : an instance of contradiction or inconsistency

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