cogency

[ koh-juh n-see ]
/ ˈkoʊ dʒən si /

noun

the quality or state of being convincing or persuasive: The cogency of the argument was irrefutable.

Origin of cogency

First recorded in 1680–90; cog(ent) + -ency

Related forms

non·co·gen·cy, noun
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