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confutation

[kon-fyoo-tey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn fyʊˈteɪ ʃən/
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
late Middle English
1425-1475
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
Related forms
confutative
[kuh n-fyoo-tuh-tiv] /kənˈfyu tə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
unconfutative, adjective
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confutation

n.

mid-15c., from Latin confutationem (nominative confutatio), noun of action from past participle stem of confutare (see confute).

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