noun, plural e·len·chi [ih-leng-kahy, -kee] /ɪˈlɛŋ kaɪ, -ki/.
Origin of elenchus
Examples from the Web for elenchus
The separate value of the negative procedure or Elenchus was never before so unequivocally asserted, or so highly estimated.
Elenchus quorumdam eorum qui de ludis scripserunt, et de ludis orientalibus; auctore Thoma Hyde.Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards|William Andrew Chatto
The application of this Elenchus is the work of the Sophist, looked at on its best side.
His peculiar gift was that of cross-examination, or the application of his Elenchus to discriminate pretended from real knowledge.
Prefixed to his "Elenchus of opinions on Small-Pox," is a portrait that represents him as a well-looking fellow.A Book about Doctors|John Cordy Jeaffreson