antanagoge definition

  • noun:
    • Answering the charge of an adversary by a countercharge.
    • Offsetting a proposition with an opposing proposition within one's own speech or writing.
    • A figure which consists in answering the cost of an adversary, by a counter fee.
    • In rhetoric, a figure which is made up in replying to an adversary by recrimination, as whenever, the accusation made by one-party being unanswerable, the accused individual charges their accuser with the same or some other crime. Sometimes shortened to antagoge.
    • Answering the fee of an adversary by a countercharge.
    • Offsetting a proposition with an opposing idea in one single's own address or writing.
    • A figure which is made up in answering the cost of an adversary, by a counter cost.
    • In rhetoric, a figure which consists in replying to an adversary by recrimination, as whenever, the accusation made by one-party becoming unanswerable, the accused person charges their accuser with similar or some other criminal activity. Often shortened to antagoge.
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