metastasis  metastasis
 me-tas'-ta-sis from Gk. meta, "beyond, over" and
stasis, "a standing or placing"
the flitting figure or remove

Denying and turning back on your adversaries arguments used against you.

And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel? And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim. —1 Kings 18:17-18

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  Sources: Aquil. 16 ("metastasin," "transmotionem"); Peacham (1577) T3r; Putt. (1589) 240 ("metastasis," "the flitting figure," "the remove")

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