sophism

noun
soph·ism | \ ˈsä-ˌfi-zəm \

Definition of sophism 

1 : an argument apparently correct in form but actually invalid especially : such an argument used to deceive

First Known Use of sophism

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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