enallage

[en-al-uh-jee]
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

1575–85; < Late Latin < Greek enallagḗ an interchange, derivative from base of enalláttein to give in exchange; cf. en-2, agio
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