Perissology - definition of perissology by The Free Dictionary
(Rhetoric) rhetoric the use of a superfluity of words; an expression of something using more words than necessary
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).