Polemics
Polemics Po*lem"ics, n. [Cf. F. pol['e]mique.] The art or practice of disputation or controversy, especially on religious subjects; that branch of theological science which pertains to the history or conduct of ecclesiastical controversy. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(especially on theological subjects), ,


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  • polemics — noun a) The art or practice of making arguments or controversies b) The refutation of errors in theological doctrine …   Wiktionary

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  • polemics — n. pl. Controversy (especially on theological subjects), disputation, contest …   New dictionary of synonyms

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  • polemics — po•lem•ics [[t]pəˈlɛm ɪks, poʊ [/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) 1) the art or practice of disputation or controversy 2) rel the branch of theology dealing with ecclesiastical disputation and controversy • Etymology: 1630–40 …   From formal English to slang

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