Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In rhetoric, a figure by which one commits or concedes something to others.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Rhet.) A figure by which permission is either seriously or ironically granted to some one, to do what he proposes to do; e. g., β€œHe that is unjust, let him be unjust still.”

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  • noun 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.

Etymologies

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Latin, from Ancient Greek reference, arbitration.

Examples

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  • (n) to turn over, to give up, to yield

    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."

    February 10, 2009