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  • adj. Of or pertaining to rhetoric of ceremony, declamation, and demonstration, most often the rhetoric of funerals and other formal events. One of the three branches, or "species" (eidē), of rhetoric as outlined by Aristotle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Serving to show forth, explain, or exhibit; -- applied by the Greeks to a kind of oratory, which, by full amplification, seeks to persuade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See epidictic, epidictical.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. designed primarily for rhetorical display

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