acyron  acyron
 ak'-y-ron Gk. "without authority"

The use of a word repugnant or contrary to what is meant.
  “Never could I have hoped for such great woe” Aeneid 4.419
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  • Figures of Speech: Vices
    This term is best understood within the larger context of discussions regarding the propriety of words.
  Sources: Quintilian 8.2.3-4; Susenbrotus (1540) 11-12 ("acyrologia," "acyron")

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