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equivocacy

Line breaks: equivo|cacy
Pronunciation: /ɪˈkwɪvəkəsi
 
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Definition of equivocacy in English:

noun

[mass noun] rare
The state or quality of being ambiguous or open to more than one interpretation: the equivocacy of the term helps him in his argumentation
More example sentences
  • The equivocacy of scripture serves as an instrument of divine justice.
  • Only univocal assertions protect us from equivocacy.
  • The equivocacy of Descartes's position was mocked by many of his contemporaries.

Origin

mid 17th century: from late Latin aequivocus (see equivocal) + -acy.

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