illocution

/ (ˌɪləˈkjuːʃən) /

noun

philosophy an act performed by a speaker by virtue of uttering certain words, as for example the acts of promising or of threateningAlso called: illocutionary act See also performative Compare perlocution

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Derived forms of illocution

illocutionary, adjective

Word Origin for illocution

C20: from il- + locution
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