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Meaning of perlocutionary

per•lo•cu•tion•ar•y

Pronunciation: (pûr"lu-ky'shu-ner"ē), [key]
— adj. Philos., Ling.
  1. (of a speech act) producing an effect upon the listener, as in persuading, frightening, amusing, or causing the listener to act. Cf.
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