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Syllepsis Definition

See zeugma.

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[n] use of a word to govern two or more words though agreeing in number or case etc. with only one

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\Syl*lep"sis\, n. [L., fr. Gr. sy`llhpsis a taking together, from ?. See {syllable}, n.]
1. (Rhet.) A figure of speech by which a word is used in a literal and metaphorical sense at the same time.
2. (Gram.) The agreement of a verb or adjective with one, rather than another, of two nouns, with either of which it might agree in gender, number, etc.; as, rex et regina beati.

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