from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The art or practice of argumentation or controversy.
- n. The practice of theological controversy to refute errors of doctrine.
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- n. The art or practice of making arguments or controversies
- n. The refutation of errors in theological doctrine
- n. Plural form of polemic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art or practice of disputation; controversy; specifically, that branch of theology which is concerned with the history or conduct of ecclesiastical controversy: the word more particularly denotes offensive as distinguished from defensive controversy: opposed to irenics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of Christian theology devoted to the refutation of errors
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