Definitions for locutionloʊˈkyu ʃən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word locution
saying, expression, locution(noun)
a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
"pardon the expression"
speech or discourse; a phrase; a form or mode of expression.
I hate these figures in locution, These about phrases forced by ceremony. -Marston.
Origin: From locutio, from
speech or discourse; a phrase; a form or mode of expression
Origin: [L. locutio, fr. loqui to speak: cf. F. locution. ]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If a poet has any obligation toward society, it is to write well. Being in the minority, he has no other choice. Failing this duty, he sinks into oblivion. Society, on the other hand, has no obligation toward the poet. A majority by definition, society thinks of itself as having other options than reading verses, no matter how well written. Its failure to do so results in its sinking to that level of locution at which society falls easy prey to a demagogue or a tyrant. This is society's own equivalent of oblivion.
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