Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In rhetoric, a figure by which one commits or concedes something to others. Especially— Professed readiness to leave one's cause entirely to judge, jury, or audience, in order to express entire confidence in its justice, or to excite compassion.
- n. rhetoric A figure by which permission is either seriously or ironically granted to someone to do what he or she proposes to do, e.g. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Rhet.) A figure by which permission is either seriously or ironically granted to some one, to do what he proposes to do; e. g., “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still.”
- Latin, from Ancient Greek reference, arbitration. (Wiktionary)
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