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perlocution

  

      n     (Philosophy)   the effect that someone has by uttering certain words, such as frightening a person,   (Also called)    perlocutionary act      Compare       illocution  
     (C16 (in the obsolete sense: the action of speaking): from Medieval or New Latin perlocutio; see per-, locution)  
  perlocutionary      adj  
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