logomachy


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Logomachy \Lo*gom"a*chy\, n. [Gr. ?; lo`gos word + ? fight,
   battle, contest: cf. F. logomachie.]
   1. Contention in words merely, or a contention about words; a
      war of words.
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            The discussion concerning the meaning of the word
            "justification" . . . has largely been a mere
            logomachy.                            --L. Abbott.
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   2. A game of word making.
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