nErotesis(Rhet) A figure of speech by which a strong affirmation of the contrary, is implied under the form of an earnest interrogation, as in the following lines; -"Must I give way and room to your rash choler?
Shall I be frighted when a madman stares?"
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nerotesisIn rhetoric, a figure of speech consisting in the use of a question or questions for oratorical purposes, as, for instance, to imply a negative, as in the following quotation. Also called eperotesis and epitrochasmus. See question.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
nErotesiser-ō-tē′sis (rhet.) a figure consisting of an oratorical question