illocution

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From il- ‎(not) (an assimilated version of in-) + locution ‎(speech), from Latin loquor

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illocution ‎(plural illocutions)

  1. (linguistics) The aim of a speaker in making an utterance as opposed to the meaning of the terms used.

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