amphibologia  amphibologia
 am'-fi-bo-lo'-gi-a from Gk. amphi- “on both sides,”
bolos “a throw” and logos “word”
Also sp. amphibology

Ambiguity of grammatical structure, often occasioned by mispunctuation.
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  Sources: Sherry (1550) 33 ("amphibologia," "ambiguitas"); Peacham (1577) G1r

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