anacoenoses

anacoenosis

[an-uh-si-noh-sis]
noun, plural anacoenoses [an-uh-si-noh-seez] . Rhetoric.
a figure of speech in which an appeal is made to one's listeners or opponents for their opinion or judgment as to the subject under discussion.

Origin:
1580–90; < Medieval Latin < Greek anakoínōsis, equivalent to anakoinō-, variant stem of anakoinoûn to impart (ana- ana- + koinoûn to make common, derivative of koinós ceno-2) + -sis -sis

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