Am`phi*bol"o*gy (#), n.; pl. Amphibologies (#). [L. amphibologia, for amphibolia, fr. Gr. , with the ending -logia as if fr. Gr. ambiguous + speech: cf. F. amphibologie. See Amphiboly.]

A phrase, discourse, or proposition, susceptible of two interpretations; and hence, of uncertain meaning. It differs from equivocation, which arises from the twofold sense of a single term.


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