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Logomachy   Listen
noun
Logomachy  n.  
1.
Contention in words merely, or a contention about words; a war of words. "The discussion concerning the meaning of the word "justification"... has largely been a mere logomachy."
2.
A game of word making.






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"Logomachy" Quotes from Famous Books



... and the same genus.[2] The casuists of jurisprudence may quibble for ever over the confines between Home Rule and Local Self-Government; men of sense engaged in the consideration of affairs thrust aside such inopportune logomachy, and content themselves with the knowledge that were the Town Council, say, of Birmingham or of Belfast endowed with tenfold its present powers, it would differ essentially from any Irish Parliament which, even ...
— England's Case Against Home Rule • Albert Venn Dicey



Words linked to "Logomachy" :   argumentation, debate, argument, logomachist



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