Daily Archives: February 23, 2014


Restrictio (re-strik’-ti-o): Making an exception to a previously made statement. Restricting or limiting what has already been said.

You made a good point, but it isn’t good enough to persuade me or anybody else! Here’s why . . .

  • Post your own restrictio on the “Comments” page!

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