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- noun linguistics The
effectthe termsused by a speakercan have on another speaker and their emotionsand responses.
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From per- + locution (from Latin locutio, from loqui to speak)
I can both urge and persuade you to shut the door, yet the former is an illocution while the latter is a perlocution.