Oblique speech

(Rhet.) speech which is quoted indirectly, or in a different person from that employed by the original speaker.

See also: Oblique

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He covers in the world of make believe; Augustine's restless farewell: renouncing ficta in late antiquity; oblique speech: implementations of allegory in late Roman learned culture; poeta Christianus: from ficta to facta in early Christian poetry; and ecclesia triumphans> fiction and figuration on the threshold of the Middle Ages.
This refers to an oblique speech made by Chinese President Jiang Zemin on May 31 this year when he called for greater party unity and for citizens to follow his cherished ''three representatives'' theory.