Definition of parecbasis in English:

parecbasis

noun

Rhetoric
  • A deviation, a digression.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Reginald Scot (d. 1599), writer on witchcraft. From post-classical Latin parecbasis digression from ancient Greek παρέκβασις deviation, digression from παρα- + ἔκβασις.

Pronunciation

parecbasis

/pəˈrɛkbəsɪs/