solecism  solecismos
 so'-le-sizm Gk. "speaking incorrectly" (referred to those who spoke Greek imperfectly at Soloi)
solecismus, solecismos
inconveniens structura

An element of speech or writing that is incorrect grammatically.
Like barbarisms, solecisms are possible according to each of the four categories of change.
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  Sources: Quintilian 1.5.34-8.3.55; Sherry (1550) 36 ("solecismus," "inconveniens structura")

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