Elench
Elench E*lench" ([-e]*l[e^][ng]k"), n.; pl. {Elenchs}. [L. elenchus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to convict, confute, prove: cf. OF. elenche.] (Logic) (a) That part of an argument on which its conclusiveness depends; that which convinces of refutes an antagonist; a refutation. (b) A specious but fallacious argument; a sophism. [1913 Webster]

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