- In Greek choruses and dances, the returning of the chorus, exactly answering to a previous strophe or movement from right to left. Hence: The lines of this part of the choral song.
- (Rhet) The repetition of words in an inverse order; as, the master of the servant and the servant of the master.
Etymology: From Latin, from Greek: to turn to the opposite side; against + to turn. See strophe.
- The retort or turning of an adversary's plea against him.
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