[kon-fyoo-tey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn fyʊˈteɪ ʃən/

the act of .
something that .
Classical Oratory. the fourth section of a speech, given over to direct refutation.

mid-15c., from Latin confutationem (nominative confutatio), noun of action from past participle stem of confutare (see confute).


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