Daily Archives: December 29, 2007


Ampliatio (am’-pli-a’-ti-o): Using the name of something or someone before it has obtained that name or after the reason for that name has ceased. A form of epitheton.

Even though he served his jail sentence and is now happily married with four wonderful children, as far as I’m concerned, he’ll always be Bigamist Bill.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).