- opposition between one law, principle, rule, etc., and another.
- Philosophy. a contradiction between two statements, both apparently obtained by correct reasoning.
Origin of antinomy
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- opposition of one law, principle, or rule to another; contradiction within a law
- philosophy contradiction existing between two apparently indubitable propositions; paradox
Word Origin for antinomy
C16: from Latin antinomia, from Greek: conflict between laws, from anti- + nomos law
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Word Origin and History for antinomic
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