Anacoenosis
Anacoenosis An`a*c[oe]*no"sis, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ?, to communicate; ? up + ? to make common, ? common.] (Rhet.) A figure by which a speaker appeals to his hearers or opponents for their opinion on the point in debate. --Walker. [1913 Webster]

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