The aim of a speaker in making an utterance as opposed to the meaning of the terms used.
See Also: locution, allocution, perlocution, illocute

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  • illocutionary — 1955, from ILLOCUTION (Cf. illocution) + ARY (Cf. ary) …   Etymology dictionary

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