Epiplexis Ep`i*plex"is, n. [L., reproof, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to strike at, reprove; 'epi` + ? to strike.] (Rhet.) A figure by which a person seeks to convince and move by an elegant kind of upbraiding. [1913 Webster] ||

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