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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.


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


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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That is, it is as though the utterer specifically used, at least in some cases, a deliberately roundabout manner to refer to a definite property he could have referred to in a much more straightforward way--so that, in the case of (O), he should be taken as designating, according to what happens in the different worlds (and different contexts), the properties of being happy, or of being a respected person.
This would be the case if the sequence of words rendered above by 'yet neither the utterer nor the hearer approaches through words the [relation] of attainment [between words and their objects]' (praptim tu .
The overload of consonants produces guttural sounds that remain caught in the throat of their utterer.
will, in this context, render the utterer susceptible to one sort
Accordingly, the forger was put to Death; the utterer of a bad note was put to Death; the unlawful opener of a letter was put to Death; the purloiner of forty shillings and sixpence was put to Death; .
In Agamben's view, the performative function characterizing Paul's words of faith draws attention not to language's ability to establish a relation of truth with the world, but rather to the form of the utterance itself that, as such, mutually binds the utterer and the listener.
Accordingly, the beginning and end can be seen as spatial or temporal (or spatio-temporal) categories, and the rhetorical exchange in these oppositions provides a tool with which to create descriptions of reality according to the preferences of the utterer (e.
In this sense, the Korean utterer of the word "IMF" already begins with some credibility, because using the acronym strengthens the notion of the in-group allegiance against the unknown and dangerous out-group, the IMF.
By "utterance," I mean, following Bakhtin, any speech act in which both the speaker and the receiver are implicated, a speech system in which utterer and listener are blended, breaking down binary views of language and conversation.
His sidekick Felix is a weak foil, an oddball utterer of jokes so corny that their translation into English must have been difficult--perhaps a backhanded compliment to the multiple translators (among them Bojana Dozic, Hazim Kazic, and Violeta Jurkovic) of the volume.
Reality itself, for Peirce, is a quasi-utterer of signs understood as potentially interpretable phenomena; a human utterer is in fact an intermediary that the greater reality speaks through.