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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