catastasis

noun
ca·tas·ta·sis | \kəˈtastəsə̇s\
plural catastases\-əˌsēz \

Definition of catastasis 

1 : the dramatic complication immediately preceding the climax of a play

2 : the climax of a play — compare catastrophe, epitasis, protasis

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History and Etymology for catastasis

Greek katastasis settlement, establishment, from kathistanai to set in order, from kata- cata- + histanai to set, place

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