Meaning of solecism

sol•e•cism

Pronunciation: (sol'u-siz"um, sō'lu-), [key]
— n.
  1. a nonstandard or ungrammatical usage, as unflammable and they was.
  2. a breach of good manners or etiquette.
  3. any error, impropriety, or inconsistency.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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