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equivocacy Line breaks: equivo|cacy
Pronunciation: /ɪˈkwɪvəkəsi/

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
  • They satisfied his desire for that elusive double who, like a parallel universe, may both share and appease the anguish of existence and the equivocacy of art.
  • The sexual equivocacy was also constantly reinforced by the theatrical conventions in which actresses were presented to male audiences as beautiful, sexual, available beings.
  • 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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