Origin of pleonasm
Related formsple·o·nas·tic, adjectiveple·o·nas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for pleonastic
My banks, they are furnished,—the most straitest sect,—these are pleonastic expressions.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
"The universal opinion of all men" is a pleonastic expression often heard.The Verbalist|Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
The other pleonastic suffixes mentioned under Prakrit are also employed in Marathi, but usually with specific senses.
Soke means jurisdiction and sake and soke is but a pleonastic phrase, which means no more than soke.Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland
Such modern forms made with one pleonastic suffix are called “strong forms,” while those made without it are called “weak forms.”