Definition for E-LENCH'

E-LENCH', n. [L. elenchus; Gr. ελεγχος, from ελεγχω, to argue, refute.]

  1. A vicious or fallacious argument, which is apt to deceive under the appearance of truth; a sophism. [Little used.] Brown.
  2. In antiquity, a kind of earring set with pearls. Encyc.

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