we use the word "suits" to refer to policemen.
What is the word that describes this action? I had read this word in the book "HHhH", but for the life of me, I can't seem to recall it...
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Metonymy (“The use of a single characteristic or name of an object to identify an entire object or related object”) is one such word – as I now see RegDwighт pointed out a half hour ago.