Logomachy

Definition of Logomachy

Lo`gom´a`chy
n.1.Contention in words merely, or a contention about words; a war of words.
The discussion concerning the meaning of the word "justification" . . . has largely been a mere logomachy.
- L. Abbott.
2.A game of word making.

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