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epexegesis Syllabification: ep·ex·e·ge·sis
Pronunciation: /eˌpeksəˈjēsis/

Definition of epexegesis in English:

noun (plural epexegeses-sēz)

1The addition of words to clarify meaning.
1.1Words added for the purpose of clarifying meaning.

Derivatives

epexegetic
Pronunciation: /-ˈjetik/
adjective
epexegetical
Pronunciation: /-ˈjetikəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Now, was the Full Court, in your submission, doing justice to what the English Court of Appeal was doing in Beecham, to treat that, as it were, as epexegetical of paragraph 38, because there is a large extract set out immediately before?
  • We said there that the clauses are epexegetical, but it does not follow that they are to be disregarded.
  • Section 37 is just epexegetical of 73 of the Constitution.
epexegetically
Pronunciation: /-ˈjetik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • He speaks about it, in a sense, epexegetically in the last nine lines of that paragraph.

Origin

Late 16th century: from Greek epexēgēsis, from epi 'in addition' + exēgēsis 'explanation' (see exegesis).

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