antinomic








noun, plural an·tin·o·mies.

  1. opposition between one law, principle, rule, etc., and another.
  2. Philosophy. a contradiction between two statements, both apparently obtained by correct reasoning.

noun plural -mies

  1. opposition of one law, principle, or rule to another; contradiction within a law
  2. philosophy contradiction existing between two apparently indubitable propositions; paradox
n.

1590s, “contradiction in the laws,” from Latin antinomia, from Greek antinomia “ambiguity in the law,” from anti- “against” (see anti-) + nomos “law” (see numismatics). As a term in logic, from 1802 (Kant).

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