Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Conditional Relation


A conditional relation is a logical relation in which the illocutionary act employing one of a pair of propositions is expressed or implied to be true or in force if the other proposition is true.



If you give her the ring, then you are married to her. I hereby pronounce you married. Are you married to her? Do marry her.  If only you would marry her!

Once admit that they have a case, and your moral superiority collapses.