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An expression in law and logic to indicate that two authorities, laws, or propositions are inconsistent with each other.

See: inconsistency, opposition, paradox

ANTINOMY. A term used in the civil law to signify the real or apparent contradiction between two laws or two decisions. Merl. Repert. h.t. Vide Conflict of Laws.

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This movement back and forth between thesis and the antithesis, Ross explains, is a never-ending process (27): "[T]he antinomy expresses not so much a direct contradiction as an interminable return to the starting-point.
This ambiguity amounts to an antinomy, which states that feminine jouissance is at once wholly inside and wholly outside the phallic order.
An antinomy, however, is a statement that is perfectly self-consistent internally but whose implications generate its opposite, like the assertion "the universe is finite.
Law is constituted by an antinomy 'in which it is both utterly dependent [and] yet still itself surpassingly responsive'.
He begins by relegating the antinomy between synchrony and diachrony to the periphery, and identifying the smaller but deeper core of theories that can account for both dimensions of phenomena.
Given this antinomy resulting from Cohen's overly conceptualized thinking about God, both Barth and Rosenzweig turned to a mode of theologizing based on revelation as a lived, personal encounter.
The groundwater had four ppt (parts per trillion) of antinomy.
Antinomy, a reseller of Sage Line500 from Sage Ltd, a supplier of business management software solutions, has partnered with software solutions company Version One to provide 'paperless technology' solutions to African businesses.
spaces that work together as a whole mechanism although in some degree they are antinomy.
That is my message to India, insistence on the antinomy.