Definitions

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  • n. An argument retorted on an opponent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An argument retorted on an opponent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In rhetoric, the turning of an argument against the one who advanced it.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek turned opposite ways. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But although some of the Rabbies think it is here put as an affirmative, yet I take it in its general sense, as though it were said that she is a kind of counterpart, (antistoikon, or antistrophon; [140]) for the woman is said to be opposite to or over against the man, because she responds to him.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

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