n.1.Lack of locality or place.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(40.) McGill, "Common places: Poetry, Illocality, and Temporal
First, one of Dickinson's recurrent poetic themes is that it is misleading and foolish to imagine the realm of transcendence--what she calls Eternity or Paradise or Heaven--to be, as so many religious believers think, some kind place or thing, some kind of "somewhere" or "elsewhere." This is because the very nature of transcendent reality is--to use two terms from her poetry--"Illocality," or "Boundlessness" (824).
A nearness to Tremendousness-- An Agony procures-- Affliction ranges Boundlessness-- Vicinity to Laws Contentment's quiet Suburb-- Affliction cannot stay In Acres--It's Location Is Illocality--(824) The "Illocality" and "Boundlessness" toward which intense pain directs our consciousness transcends the "Laws" that govern "Contentment," in two senses.
"Common Places: Poetry, Illocality, and Temporal Dislocation in Thoreau's A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.