perlocution

/ (ˌpɜːlɒˈkjuːʃən) /

noun

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 perlocution

perlocutionary, adjective

Word Origin for perlocution

C16 (in the obsolete sense: the action of speaking): from Medieval or New Latin perlocūtiō; see per-, locution
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