ampliatio

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English[edit]

Examples (rhetoric)

Dead man walking.
(He's not dead yet.)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ampliātiō (extending; a deferring of the decision of a judge).

Noun[edit]

ampliatio (uncountable)

  1. (rhetoric) Using an epithet of something or someone when that epithet is not applicable.
  2. (Roman law) A deferred decision.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ampliō (I extend, ennoble, adjourn) +‎ -ātiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ampliātiō f (genitive ampliātiōnis); third declension

  1. The act of extending, enlarging.
  2. (law) A deferring of the decision of the judge.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ampliātiō ampliātiōnēs
genitive ampliātiōnis ampliātiōnum
dative ampliātiōnī ampliātiōnibus
accusative ampliātiōnem ampliātiōnēs
ablative ampliātiōne ampliātiōnibus
vocative ampliātiō ampliātiōnēs

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References[edit]

  • ampliatio in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879