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enallage

[en-al-uh-jee] /ɛnˈæl ə dʒi/
noun, Rhetoric.
1.
the use of one grammatical form in place of another, as the plural for the singular in the editorial use of we.
Origin of enallage
1575-1585
1575-85; < Late Latin < Greek enallagḗ an interchange, derivative from base of enalláttein to give in exchange; cf. en-2, agio
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