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démenti

[dey-mahn-tee; French dey-mahn-tee] /deɪˈmɑn ti; French deɪ mɑ̃ˈti/
noun, plural démentis
[dey-mahn-teez; French dey-mahn-tee] /deɪˈmɑn tiz; French deɪ mɑ̃ˈti/ (Show IPA)
1.
an official denial by a government of actions, aims, etc., ascribed to it.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < French: literally, contradiction, past participle of démentir to deny, Old French desmentir, equivalent to des- dis-1 + mentir to lie < Latin mentīrī
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