One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An illogical or irrational statement or notion.
Philosophy. Opposition to or absence of reason or logic; specifically the theory that a person may conduct him or herself without being restricted by logic or rationality.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Edmund Everard (fl. 1679–1681). From post-classical Latin alogismus from Byzantine Greek ἀλογίζεσθαι to be irrational + -ισμός; compare ancient Greek λογισμός.
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