Restrictio


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

I think it’s time for Trump to shut the hell up. Well, maybe not shut the hell up, but just have his vocal chords removed. Well, maybe just one vocal chord would do it. Yeah, that’s the ticket. One vocal chord.

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

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