Schesis

Schesis

Sche"sis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ?, ?, to have or hold. See Scheme.]

1. General state or disposition of the body or mind, or of one thing with regard to other things; habitude. [Obs.] --Norris.

2. (Rhet.) A figure of speech whereby the mental habitude of an adversary or opponent is feigned for the purpose of arguing against him. --Crabb.
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