repugnancy

[ ri-puhg-nuhns or ri-puhg-nuhn-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF repugnancy
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From the contrary; the repugnancy betwixt Christ and the diuel.

But they make this repugnancy yet more evident by their demonstration.

The criticisms of the bill that have come to us from foreign sources may well be rejected for repugnancy.

On the other part, in opposition and repugnancy hereto, the philosophers say that idleness is the mother of luxury.

At any rate, the fact is that the law has established three degrees in the effect of repugnancy.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French repugnance "opposition, resistance" (13c.) or directly from Latin repugnantia "incompatibility," from stem of repugnare "resist, disagree, be incompatible" (see repugnant).

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