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illocutionary

[il-uh-kyoo-shuh-ner-ee] /ˌɪl əˈkyu ʃəˌnɛr i/
adjective, Philosophy, Linguistics
1.
pertaining to a linguistic act performed by a speaker in producing an utterance, as suggesting, warning, promising, or requesting.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; il-1 + locution + -ary
Related forms
illocution, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for illocution

illocution

/ˌɪləˈkjuːʃən/
noun
1.
(philosophy) an act performed by a speaker by virtue of uttering certain words, as for example the acts of promising or of threatening Also called illocutionary act See also performative Compare perlocution
Derived Forms
illocutionary, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from il- + locution
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Word Origin and History for illocution
n.

1955, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + locution.

illocutionary

adj.

1955, from illocution + -ary.

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