perissology

perissology

(ˌpɛrɪˈsɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Rhetoric) rhetoric the use of a superfluity of words; an expression of something using more words than necessary

perissology

Archaic. a pleonasm.
See also: Language
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The resultant perissology is significantly absent from a passage that employs synonymous rennuo shortly afterwards in the same Letter 18A (15, 6): here Jerome says simply non rennuit (42).