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Utter

To publish or offer; to send into circulation.

The term utter is frequently used in reference to Commercial Paper. To utter and publish an instrument is to declare, either directly or indirectly through words or action, that it is good. It constitutes a crime, for example, to utter a forged check.

utter

v. 1) to issue a forged document. 2) to speak. (See: forgery)

utter

verb air, announce, articulate, assert, aver, breathe, broach, circulate, come out with, communicate, declaim, declare, deliver, dicere, disclose, emit, enunciate, express, give expression to, give forth, impart, issue, make known, mouth, proclaim, propound, publicize, publish, recite, reveal, sound, speak, spread, state, talk, tell, vent, voice
See also: absolute, arrant, avow, comment, communicate, complete, confess, converse, declare, definite, disclose, disseminate, enunciate, express, flagrant, gross, mention, observe, outright, phrase, proclaim, profess, pronounce, publish, pure, recite, relate, remark, reveal, speak, stark, tell, thorough, total, unconditional, unequivocal, unlimited, unmitigated, unqualified

TO UTTER, crim. law. To offer, to publish.
     2. To utter and publish a counterfeit note is to assert and declare, directly or indirectly, by words or actions, that the note offered is good. It is not necessary that it should be passed in order to complete the offence of uttering. 2. Binn. R. 338, 9. It seems that reading out a document, although the party refuses to show it, is a sufficient uttering. Jebb's Ir. Cr. Cas. 282. Vide East, P. C. 179; Leach, 251; 2 Stark. Ev. 378 1 Moody, C. C. 166; 2 East, P. C. 974 Russ. & Ry. 113; 1 Phil. Ev. Index, h.t.; Roscoe's Cr. Ev. 301. The merely showing a false instrument with intent to gain a credit when there was no intention or attempt made to pass it, it seems would not amount to an uttering. Russ. & Ry. 200. Vide Ringing the charge.

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Now, the Gricean notion is intended to elaborate on an ordinary one; we make ascriptions of what utterances and their utterers say, and have intuitions on the conditions under which they are correct.
Further, there will undoubtedly be inferences capable of being drawn from the meaning of terms, at least logical inferences, that will not have been within the contemplation of utterers.
Grice's project, which remains controversial, was to demonstrate that the primary notion of meaning was explicable in terms of the intentions of an utterer to induce in the audience certain states of belief.
The term comes from the ACLU's frequent soulful professions that it detests Nazis, pornographers, and utterers of hate speech, but must defend them anyway, for the sake of principle.
because utterers of this phrase in Greek tragedy almost invariably leave the stage very soon afterwards and Eteocles, in the text as it stands, does not.
Note that this characterization of what is `explicitly stated' in a text is neutral as to whether utterers of fictional texts themselves assert the sentences comprising those texts.
This seems to rule out (and Currie's discussion suggests that it is meant to rule out) as `fictional' a text whose utterer A truly believes that the narrated events fully correspond to an actual sequence of events.
On the resulting view, the fictionality of a text generated with the intention that receivers `make believe' the narrated events depends neither on (i) whether the narrated events correspond to some actual sequence of events, nor on (ii) whether the utterer of the text knows of, or is unconsciously guided by, the actual sequence of events in question; it depends, rather, on (iii) whether correspondence with the manner in which events actually transpired was taken, by the utterer, to be a constraint that the ordering of events in T must satisfy.
This study is concerned neither with non-human beings, nor with any detailed characterization of human women as utterers of wisdom, although it will touch on aspects of women and wise or unwise counselling; what I do intend to examine is simply the portrayal of women as they appear in Old English gnomic poetry.