enallage

enallage

[en-al-uh-jee]
noun Rhetoric.
the use of one grammatical form in place of another, as the plural for the singular in the editorial use of we.

Origin:
1575–85; < Late Latin < Greek enallagḗ an interchange, derivative from base of enalláttein to give in exchange; cf. en-2, agio

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enallage

noun
a substitution of part of speech or gender or number or tense etc. (e.g., editorial 'we' for 'I') 
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