Par`a*phras"tic (?), Par`a*phras"tic*al (?), a. [Gr.: cf. F. paraphrastique.]

Paraphrasing; of the nature of paraphrase; explaining, or translating in words more clear and ample than those of the author; not literal; free.

-- Par`a*phras"tic*al*ly, adv.

 

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