Definition for PAR-A-LEP'SIS, or PAR'A-LEP-SY

PAR-A-LEP'SIS, or PAR'A-LEP-SY, n. [Gr. παραλειψις, omission; παρα, beyond or by, and λειπω, to leave.]

In rhetoric, a pretended or apparent omission; a figure by which a speaker pretends to pass by what at the same time he really mentions. – Encyc.

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