confutation

[kon-fyoo-tey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of confuting.
2.
something that confutes.
3.
Classical Oratory. the fourth section of a speech, given over to direct refutation.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English confutacioun (< Middle French) < Latin confūtātiōn- (stem of confūtātiō), equivalent to confūtāt(us) silenced (past participle of confūtāre; see confute, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

confutative [kuhn-fyoo-tuh-tiv] , adjective
unconfutative, adjective
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confute (kənˈfjuːt)
 
vb
1.  to prove (a person or thing) wrong, invalid, or mistaken; disprove
2.  obsolete to put an end to
 
[C16: from Latin confūtāre to check, silence]
 
con'futable
 
adj
 
confutation
 
n
 
con'futative
 
adj
 
con'futer
 
n

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confutation
1520s, from L. confutationem, noun of action from confutare (see confute).
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Example sentences
It is no pleasure to me, in revising my volumes, to observe how much paper is wasted in confutation.
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