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English definition of “solecism”

solecism

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɒl.ɪ.sɪ.zəm/ us    /ˈsɑː.lə-/ formal
behaviour that is a social mistake or is not polite: to commit a social solecismFaults and mistakes language a grammatical mistake: a grammatical solecismGrammatical termsFaults and mistakes
(Definition of solecism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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