démenti

[ dey-mahn-tee; French dey-mahn-tee ]

noun,plural dé·men·tis [dey-mahn-teez; French dey-mahn-tee]. /deɪˈmɑn tiz; French deɪ mɑ̃ˈti/.
  1. an official denial by a government of actions, aims, etc., ascribed to it.

Origin of démenti

1
First recorded in 1585–95; from French: literally, “contradiction,” noun use of past participle of démentir “to deny,” Old French desmentir, from des- dis-1 + mentir “to lie” (from Latin mentīrī )

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