illeism
noun /ˈɪliɪzəm/
The practice of referring to oneself in the third person.

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  • illeism — il·le·ism …   English syllables

  • illeism — The practice of referring to oneself as ”he” or ”she”, or by one s name …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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  • illeist — noun someone who practices illeism …   Wiktionary

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