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Solecism

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Sólecism. n.s. [σολοικισμὸς.] Unfitness of one word to another; impropriety in language. A barbarism may be in one word, a solecism must be of more.

There is scarce a solecism in writing which the best author is not guilty of, if we be at liberty to read him in the words of some manuscript. Addison.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Solecism." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 2, 2011. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=8411.


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