verdictive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From verdict +‎ -ive.

Adjective[edit]

verdictive (comparative more verdictive, superlative most verdictive)

  1. (pragmatics) Having the illocutionary force of issuing a judgment.

Noun[edit]

verdictive (plural verdictives)

  1. (pragmatics) A speech act whereby a judgment is issued.
    • 1962, J.L. Austin, How To Do Things With Words, Oxford University Press, published 1965, page 152:
      Verdictives consist in the delivering of a finding, official or unofficial, upon evidence or reasons as to value or fact []

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