insistence

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English insistence, derived from Old French insister (to insist). Compare Middle French insistance.

NounEdit

insistence (countable and uncountable, plural insistences)

  1. The state of being insistent.
  2. An urgent demand.
  3. (fencing) The forcing of an attack through the parry, using strength.

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