locution
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /loʊ̯ˈkju.ʃn̩/
Noun

locution (plural locutions)

  1. A phrase or expression connected to an individual or a group of individuals through repeated usage.
    The television show host is widely recognized for his all-too-common locutions.
  2. The use of a word or phrase in an unusual or specialized way.
    • 1992, Judith Jarvis Thomson, The Realm of Rights (page 299)
      So it cannot be supposed that promisings differ from other word-givings in that a word-giver makes a promise only if he or she uses the locution "I promise".
  3. (religion) A supernatural revelation where a religious figure, statue or icon speaks, usually to a saint.
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