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- noun linguistics The
aimof a speakerin making an utteranceas opposed to the meaningof the termsused.
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Hm, that is a very interesting illustration of an illocution, followed by an allocution.
Perlocutions are characteristic aims of one or more illocution, but are not themselves illocutions.
I can both urge and persuade you to shut the door, yet the former is an illocution while the latter is a perlocution.
Justice Oluwayemi held that the magistrate misdirected himself and might have been confused by the illocution (plea for leniency) by the lawyer to the convict the ex-beauty queen who was a working mother.