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From Ancient Greek "to communicate".
- (rhetoric) A rhetorical device by which a speaker appeals to his/her hearers or opponents for their opinion on the point in debate.
1785, John Walker, A rhetorical grammar, or course of lessons in elocution, page 179:
- The pronunciation of this speech will derive its greatest beauty from an attention to the Anacoenosis, beginning at the eleventh line.