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Meaning of ANTINOMY

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An*tin"o*my\ (?; 277), n.; pl. {Antinomies}. [L.
antinomia, Gr. ?; ? against + ? law.]
1. Opposition of one law or rule to another law or rule.

         Different commentators have deduced from it the very
         opposite doctrines. In some instances this apparent
         antinomy is doubtful.                 --De Quincey.

2. An opposing law or rule of any kind.

         As it were by his own antinomy, or counterstatute.

3. (Metaph.) A contradiction or incompatibility of thought or
   language; -- in the Kantian philosophy, such a
   contradiction as arises from the attempt to apply to the
   ideas of the reason, relations or attributes which are
   appropriate only to the facts or the concepts of

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