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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A concession made for the purpose of retorting with greater force.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A concession made for the purpose of retorting with greater force.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In rhetoric, an admission or concession, especially one made for the purpose of obviating an objection or retorting more pointedly.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek with + a going. (Wiktionary)

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