parecbasis parecbasis
 par-ec'-ba-sis From Gk. parecbaino, to go from the purpose
Also sp. parecnasis
digressio, egressus, egressio
the stragler or figure of digression

A digression.
  More specifically, a digression that often comes following the narratio and has some bearing on the case, although it appears to be a departure from the logical order.
  See examples listed under digressio.
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  Sources: Quintilian 4.3 ("parecbasis, egressus, egressio"), 9.1.28 ("egressio"); Putt. (1589) 240 ("parecnasis," "stragler"); Day 1599 100 ("pareonasis," "digressio")

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