statemental (comparative more statemental, superlative most statemental)
- Pertaining to a statement or to statements.
- One thing, however, that it will be more dangerous to do, and that we are very prone to do, is to take it that we somehow know that the primary or primitive use of sentences must be, because it ought to be, statemental or constative, in the philosophers' preferred sense of simply uttering something whose sole pretension is to be true or false and which is not liable to criticism in any other dimension. - "How To Do Things With Words" (1962) by JL Austin (OUP paperback edition, 72)
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