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allocution

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noun al·lo·cu·tion \ˌa-lə-ˈkyü-shən\

Definition of allocution

  1. :  a formal speech; especially :  an authoritative or hortatory address



Origin of allocution

Latin allocution-, allocutio, from alloqui to speak to, from ad- + loqui to speak


First Known Use: 1615


Law Dictionary

allocution

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noun al·lo·cu·tion \ˌa-lə-ˈkyü-shən\

Legal Definition of allocution

  1. :  a formal speech; especially :  one made by a defendant at the time of sentencing



Origin of allocution

Latin allocutio, from alloqui to speak to, from ad to + loqui to speak


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