Thursday, April 22, 2010

Word For The Day: disquisition

disquisition - diss-kwiz-ishun - noun:  a formal or systematic inquiry into, or discussion of, a subject.  As in: "John C. Calhoun wrote 'A Disquisition on Government' in 1840".  Etymology: Latin from disquaerere, to investigate, to seek.  Author's Note: this is a great word for we non-believers to employ here and there as it draws attention to the negative connotations bestowed upon the word "inquisition" courtesy of The Church.  (Okay Flamer, have at us!)