Word Origin See more synonyms for antinomy on Thesaurus.com noun, plural an·tin·o·mies. opposition between one law, principle, rule, etc., and another. . Philosophy a contradiction between two statements, both apparently obtained by correct reasoning. Origin of antinomy 1585–95;
a contradiction between laws. See
-nomy Related forms an·ti·nom·ic , [an-ti- nom-ik] /ˌæn tɪˈnɒm ɪk/ an·ti·nom·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antinomical opposition of one law, principle, or rule to another; contradiction within a law philosophy contradiction existing between two apparently indubitable propositions; paradox Derived Forms antinomic ( ˌæntɪˈnɒmɪk), adjective antinomically, adverb Word Origin
C16: from Latin
antinomia, from Greek: conflict between laws, from anti- + nomos law
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Word Origin and History for antinomical antinomy n.
1590s, "contradiction in the laws," from Latin
antinomia, from Greek antinomia "ambiguity in the law," from anti- "against" (see anti-) + nomos "law" (see numismatics). As a term in logic, from 1802 (Kant).
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