Parusia

Parusia

Pa*ru"si*a\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? presence, fr. ? to be present; ? beside + ? to be.] (Rhet.) A figure of speech by which the present tense is used instead of the past or the future, as in the animated narration of past, or in the prediction of future, events.
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