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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