[dey-mahn-tee; French dey-mahn-tee]
- an official denial by a government of actions, aims, etc., ascribed to it.
Origin of démenti
1585–95; < French: literally, contradiction, past participle of démentir to deny, Old French desmentir, equivalent to des- dis-1 + mentir to lie < Latin mentīrī
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