One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The quality or fact of being discrepant; disagreement, inconsistency, discrepancy.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Capgrave (1393–1464), prior of Bishop's Lynn, theologian, and historian. From Middle French discrepance disagreement from classical Latin discrepāntia difference from discrepant-, present participial stem of discrepāre + -ia; compare -ance.
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