EpiplexisEp`i*plex"is\, n. [L., reproof, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to strike at, reprove; 'epi` + ? to strike.] (Rhet.) A figure by which a person seeks to convince and move by an elegant kind of upbraiding.
|a rhetorical device in which the speaker reproaches the audience in order to incite or convince them|