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

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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.
Yet something that we presume to constitute the very core of Documenta as a grand curatorial enterprise--something related to the aging virtues of antinomy and irony--seemed mysteriously, but no less conspicuously, absent from its thirteenth installment.
Law is constituted by an antinomy 'in which it is both utterly dependent [and] yet still itself surpassingly responsive'.
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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. A fresh bottle of water had 360ppt and a three-month-old bottle had 700ppt.
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