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  1. terminological inexactitude(Noun)

    A lie or falsehood.

    Etymology: Coined by Winston Churchill campaigning in the 1906 election, and repeated by him in the parliament,

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  1. Terminological inexactitude

    Terminological inexactitude is a phrase introduced in 1906 by British politician Winston Churchill. Today, it is used as a euphemism or circumlocution meaning a lie or untruth. Churchill first used the phrase following the 1906 election. Speaking in the House of Commons on 22 February 1906 as Under-Secretary of the Colonial Office, he had occasion to repeat what he had said during the campaign. When asked that day whether the Government was condoning slavery of Chinese labourers in the Transvaal, Churchill replied:The conditions of the Transvaal ordinance ... cannot in the opinion of His Majesty's Government be classified as slavery; at least, that word in its full sense could not be applied without a risk of terminological inexactitude. It has been used as a euphemism for a lie in the House of Commons, as to accuse another member of lying is considered unparliamentary. In more recent times, the term was used by Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg to the Leader of the Oppositon, Jeremy Corbyn over an accusation that Rees-Mogg's company had moved a hedge fund into the Eurozone despite him being in favour of Brexit.

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  1. Terminological inexactitude

    Terminological inexactitude is a phrase introduced in 1906 by British politician Winston Churchill. Today, it is used as a euphemism or circumlocution meaning a lie or untruth. Churchill first used the phrase during the 1906 election. After the election in the House of Commons on 22 February 1906, as Under-Secretary of the Colonial Office, he repeated what he had said during the campaign: The conditions of the transvaal ordinance ... cannot in the opinion of His Majesty's Government be classified as slavery; at least, that word in its full sense could not be applied without a risk of terminological inexactitude. It seems this first usage was strictly literal, merely a roundabout way of referring to inexact or inaccurate terminology. But it was soon interpreted or taken up as a euphemism for an outright lie. To accuse another member in the House of lying is unparliamentary, so a way of implying that without saying it was very useful.

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    The numerical value of terminological inexactitude in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

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    The numerical value of terminological inexactitude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  • terminologische UngenauigkeitGerman
  • inexactitude terminologiqueFrench
  • terminorum inexactitudeLatin
  • niedokładność terminologicznaPolish

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