E*pit"ro*pe\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? reference, arbitration, fr. ? to turn over, to give up, yield; 'epi` upon, over + ? to turn.] (Rhet.) A figure by which permission is either seriously or ironically granted to some one, to do what he proposes to do; e. g., "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still."
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