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From Ancient Greek σχέσις (skhésis, state, condition, attitude). See scheme.


schesis (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) General state or disposition of the body or mind, or of one thing with regard to other things; habitude.
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  2. (rhetoric) A figure of speech whereby the mental habitude of an adversary or opponent is feigned for the purpose of arguing against him; mocking by imitating another's speech.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for schesis in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)