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Definition of illocutionary adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

illocutionary

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌɪləˈkjuːʃənəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪləˈkjuːʃəneri//
 
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(of an action) performed by speaking or writing, for example ordering, warning or promising an illocutionary act