E*pit"ro*pe (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. reference, arbitration, fr. to turn over, to give up, yield; 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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