Paromologia

An Introduction to Paromologia

Paramologia: A form of speech which prevail when we concede to a weaker point in order to make a stronger one.
Paramologia: A form of speech which prevail when we concede to a weaker point in order to make a stronger one.

Paromologia (also spelled paramologia; etymologically from Greek, literally means “agreement” or “partial agreement”) is a figure which prevails when we concede to a weaker point in order to make a stronger one.

Paromologia is said to be the Greek synonym of the Latin's ConcessioOpens in new window.

Practical Example.
  • Yes, I may have been a petty thief, but I am no felon.
Further Readings:
Silver Rhetoricae, Figures | ParamologiaOpens in new window
c.f Rutilius Lupus, De figuris sententiarum et elocutionis 1.19 p. 23
Puttenham (“paramologia,” “the figure of admittance” (1589) p. 235)