n.1.A surname.
2.Paronomasia; also, alliteration; annomination.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Best to keep in mind, then, that The Story of Utopias is a book which is a study of other people's utopias by a man who himself did not refuse as inappropriate the agnomination "eutopitect." He saw himself not just as an historian or critic of others' utopian thought, but as somehow a mediator between them and a wider, better-informed audience.
(7) If Sidney implicitly criticizes John Lyly, Hoskins is more direct in remarking that Lyly, 'seeing the dotage of the time upon this small ornament, invented varieties of it; for he disposed the agnominations' (another word for paronomasia) 'in as many fashions as repetitions are distinguished.