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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Synecdochy

SYNEC'DOCHY, noun [Gr. to take.] In rhetoric, a figure or trope by which the whole of a thing is put for a part, or a part for the whole; as the genus for the species, or the species for the genus, etc.