antinomy[an tin′ə mē]
noun pl. antinomies
- the opposition of one law, regulation, etc. to another
- a contradiction or inconsistency between two apparently reasonable principles or laws, or between conclusions drawn from them
Origin: L antinomia < Gr antinomia: see anti- & -nomy
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noun pl. an·tin·o·mies
- Contradiction or opposition, especially between two laws or rules.
- A contradiction between principles or conclusions that seem equally necessary and reasonable; a paradox.
Origin: Latin antinomia, from Greek antinomiā : anti-, anti- + nomos, law; see nem- in Indo-European roots.
- anˌti·nomˈic adjective