- locus standi,
- locust bean,
- locust bird,
- locust years,
- locutionary act,
Origin of locution
Examples from the Web for locution
He is hardly alone in using a locution that should nevertheless be retired, a charitable critic might have explained.
These words revived her moribund career, underscoring the truth that politics is mostly about locution, locution, locution.
The locution of which we have made use—passed to the state of—has been condemned as a neologism by M. Royer Collard.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
Of course she was incapable of such a locution, and it was silly of him to have thought otherwise, even momentarily.The Roll-Call|Arnold Bennett
I am very much mistaken if the locution does not occur elsewhere in Holmes.America To-day, Observations and Reflections|William Archer
Their values are variable, rising and falling according to the individual and the locution.
We are likely to avoid the locution altogether and to say “Who was it you saw?”
Word Origin for locution
"style of speech," early 15c., from Latin locutionem (nominative locutio) "a speaking, speech, discourse; way of speaking," noun of action from past participle stem of loqui "to speak," from PIE root *tolk(w)- (cf. Old Irish ad-tluch- "to thank," to-tluch- "to ask;" Old Church Slavonic tloko "interpretation, explanation"). Related: Locutionary.