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  • adj. Having the character of an exercitive act.
  • n. A speech act in which a decision is made regarding action; examples include orders and grants of permission.


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  • You exemplify a verdictive e.g. when as a judge you pronounce a verdict; an exercitive by appointing, voting or advising; a commissive by promising, undertaking or declaring that you will do something; a behabitive by apologizing, criticizing, cursing or congratulating; an expositive by acts appropriately prefixed by phrases like ˜I reply™, ˜I argue™, ˜I concede™ etc., of a general expository nature.



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