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cogency

[koh-juh n-see] /ˈkoʊ dʒən si/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being convincing or persuasive:
The cogency of the argument was irrefutable.
Origin of cogency
1680-1690
First recorded in 1680-90; cog(ent) + -ency
Related forms
noncogency, noun
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n.

1680s, from cogent + -cy.

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