synoeciosis synoeciosis
 sin-i-see'-i-sis from Gk. syn, "with" and oikeios, "one's own"
Also sp. syneciosis
crosse copling

A coupling or bringing together of contraries, but not in order to oppose them to one another (as in antithesis).
Thus for your sake I dayly dye
And do but seem to live in deede:
Thus is my blisse but miserie,
My lucre losse without your meede.

—George Puttenham

The contraries include "dye" and "live" in the first two lines, "blisse" and "miserie" in the third line, "lucre" [gain] and "losse" in the last line.

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  Sources: Quintilian 9.3.81 ("contrapositum")

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