Pil"pul (?), n. [Aramaic pilpUl; cf. Heb. pilpel to spice, to season, dispute violently.]

Among the Jews, penetrating investigation, disputation, and drawing of conclusions, esp. in Talmudic study. -- Pil"pul*ist (#), n. -- Pil`pul*is"tic (#), a.

 

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