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Meaning of illocutionary

il•lo•cu•tion•ar•y

Pronunciation: (il"u-ky'shu-ner"ē), [key]
— adj. Philos., Ling.
  1. pertaining to a linguistic act performed by a speaker in producing an utterance, as suggesting, warning, promising, or requesting. Cf. locutionary, perlocutionary.
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