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Of or relating to allusion; allusive.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Abraham Fleming (c1552–1607), author, literary editor, and Church of England clergyman. From post-classical Latin allusorius from classical Latin allūs-, past participial stem of allūdere + -ōrius.
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