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Antilocution is a term defined by psychologist Gordon Allport in his book The Nature of Prejudice, 1954. Antilocution is defined as negative verbal remarks against a person, group or community, which are not addressed directly to the target. Generally referred to as "talking behind someone's back," the impact of this is often overlooked. However, because antilocution creates an environment where discrimination is acceptable, it frequently progresses to other more damaging forms of prejudiced behavior. Allport differentiated between five degrees of prejudice, interlocution being the mildest of them.
Interlocution can serve different purposes and expose different degrees of prejudice. In his book Allport juxtaposes two examples. In the first example, two ladies slip in remarks based on anti-Semitic stereotypes into a conversation during a social function. This creates a certain tie between them, as it shows that they share similar sentiments. Interlocution serves to form a tie, rather than to defame its subject. In the second example, it comes in a form of an emotional outburst that is irrelevant to the situation. Here, interlocution uncovers the high degree and salience of hostility. 
Its use is overshadowed by the more modern term hate speech which has almost the same meaning.
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- Allport Gordon Williard, The Nature of Prejudice, 1954