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am·bi·gu·i·ty

(am'bi-gyū'ĭ-tē),
Condition of being ambiguous; uncertainty.

am·bi·gu·i·ty

(am'bi-gyū'i-tē)
Condition of being ambiguous; uncertainty.
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The state's action here served to ambiguate a gentleman's duty, and thereby facilitated the transformation of the social meaning of dueling itself.
The path toward substituting a public order response for a public health response then becomes clear: initiatives to relocate the treatment of people with mental illnesses from the criminal system to the health care system, and to refocus the social response from the punitive to the therapeutic, will only succeed if they also ambiguate or change the predominant social meaning of mental illness from a failure of morality or responsibility to a medicalized conception.
And intolerant soldiers are also likely to be less willing to ambiguate their own sexuality by expressing even minimal support for gay rights.
Intuitively, "selling" norms to a broader and more heterogeneous group will likely water them down and ambiguate them.