Definitions

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  • n. The repetition of a word in an opposing sense.
  • n. Antanaclasis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In rhetoric, the justification of an action by the argument that if it had been omitted something worse would have happened.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ἀντίστασις (Wiktionary)

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  • JM realises that antistasis is the basis of a lot of foreign policy.

    December 22, 2010

  • The defense of an action that prevented something worse from happening.

    September 26, 2008