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locution

[loh-kyoo-shuh n] /loʊˈkyu ʃən/
noun
1.
a particular form of expression; a word, phrase, expression, or idiom, especially as used by a particular person, group, etc.
2.
a style of speech or verbal expression; phraseology.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin locūtiōn- (stem of locūtiō) speech, style of speech, equivalent to locūt(us) (past participle of loquī to speak) + -iōn- -ion
Synonyms
1. See phrase.
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locution

/ləʊˈkjuːʃən/
noun
1.
a word, phrase, or expression
2.
manner or style of speech or expression
Derived Forms
locutionary, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Latin locūtiō an utterance, from loquī to speak
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Word Origin and History for locutions
locution
early 15c., from L. locutionem (nom. locutio) "a speaking," from locatus, pp. of loqui "to speak."
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