inter se pugnantia
 in'-ter say pug-nan'-ti-a L. “fighting amongst themselves”
Using direct address to reprove someone before an audience, pointing out the contradictions in that person's character, often between what a person does and says.


Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? —Romans 2:21

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