palilogy

or pa·lil·lo·gy

[ puh-lil-uh-jee ]
/ pəˈlɪl ə dʒi /

noun, plural pa·lil·o·gies. Rhetoric.

the technique of repeating a word or phrase for emphasis.

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Origin of palilogy

1650–60; < Greek palillogía recapitulation, equivalent to pálin again, back + -logía -logy
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