from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A choice which has been permitted.
  • n. A rhetorical device in which a thing is predicated on the decision of one's opponent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A permitted choice; a rhetorical figure in which a thing is committed to the decision of one's opponent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A permission of choice or selection; specifically, in rhetoric, a figure by which an alternative is left to the option of one's adversary.


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