Antedating of "Technicality"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 26 23:15:20 UTC 2004

technicality (OED 1814)

1776 Jeremy Bentham _A Fragment on Government_ xxxvii (Eighteenth Century
Collections Online)  Fiction, tautology, technicality, circuity,
irregularity, inconsistency remain.

Fred Shapiro

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