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contranym

or con·tro·nym

[ kon-truh-nim ]
/ ˈkɒn trə nɪm /
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noun
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Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of contranym

First recorded in 1960–65; contra-1 + -(o)nym
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