parrhesia parrhesia
 par-rez'-i-a from Gk. para, "beyond" and resis, "speech"
Also sp. parresia, parisia; eleutheria
parrhesy, the licentious, candour

Either to speak candidly or to ask forgiveness for so speaking. Sometimes considered a vice.
  Jesus used parrhesia in response to the Pharisees:
The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, "Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee." And he said unto them, "Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected." —Luke 13:31-32
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  Sources: Ad Herennium 4.36-37.48-50 ("licentia"): Quintilian 9.2.27; Isidore 2.21.31; Peacham (1577) M2v; Putt. (1589) 234 ("parisia," "the licentious"); Day 1599 90 ("parresia")

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