/ (ˌpɜːlɒˈkjuːʃən) /
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philosophy the effect that someone has by uttering certain words, such as frightening a personAlso called: perlocutionary act Compare illocution
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Derived forms of perlocutionperlocutionary, adjective
Word Origin for perlocution
C16 (in the obsolete sense: the action of speaking): from Medieval or New Latin perlocūtiō; see per-, locution
Words nearby perlocution
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