|Source||Bullinger 689, 914; Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm)|
|Synonyms||adjournment, an old name for a new thing|
|Etymology||from Lat. amplio, "to extend"|
Using the name of something or someone before it has obtained that name or after the reason for that name has ceased.
Even after the man was healed from his ailment by Jesus, he was still referred to as "Simon the leper."
|Related Figures||epitheton, prolepsis, figures of time|
|Notes||Do you think this is a part of epitheton? Also I think you see ampliatio when people retire: i.e., American Presidents remain "President X" for life, retired doctors are still Dr. X."|
|Last Editor||Ashwini Namasivayam|
|Editorial Notes||Please add related figures as they appear in SR. It is important that all related figures be listed in the Related Figures field for future search functionality. WRT the relationship to ampliatio - I don't know. The definition for this term says "after the reason for that name has ceased", which I'm not sure applies to titles like Doctor. I always heard presidents referred to as "former President so-and-so".|