prolepsis (n.) Look up prolepsis at Dictionary.com
1570s, "the taking of something anticipated as already done or existing," from Latin prolepsis, from Greek prolepsis "an anticipating," literally "a taking beforehand," from prolambanein "to take before," from pro "before" (see pro-) + lambanein "to take" (see lemma). Related: Proleptic; proleptical; proleptically.