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Meaning of LOGOMACHY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lo*gom"a*chy\, n. [Gr. ?; ? word + ? fight, battle,
contest: cf. F. logomachie.]
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.                            --L. Abbott.

2. A game of word making.

 
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