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speech act

Some philosophers prefer to talk about a "speech act" rather than a statement.  This is because they are paying attention to the purpose of a speaker instead of the question of whether the statement is true or false.

see the course "speech acts" :


in legal English "substantive" means a question that is about how people or organisations must behave. It is different from "procedural" law, which governs how the legal system itself works - how to make laws and use them.

Course - "Lord Leggatt's Commercial Law lecture"