enallage

[ en-al-uh-jee ]
/ ɛnˈæl ə dʒi /

noun Rhetoric.

the use of one grammatical form in place of another, as the plural for the singular in the editorial use of we.

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Origin of enallage

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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