delocutive

adjective de·loc·u·tive \ dē-ˈlä-kyə-tiv , -kyü- \

Definition of delocutive

linguistics, of a verb
: deriving from a word or phrase used in address or response and denoting the action of uttering that word or phrase (such as Latin salūtāre "to wish well, greet" derived from salūs "well-being, health," said as a greeting; or Old English wilcumian "to greet with the salutation wilcuma")

Origin and Etymology of delocutive

borrowed from French délocutif, from dé- de- + locution locution + -if -ive


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