allocution

noun al·lo·cu·tion \ ˌa-lə-ˈkyü-shən \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of allocution

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

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Origin and Etymology of allocution

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


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allocution

noun al·lo·cu·tion \ ˌa-lə-ˈkyü-shən \

legal Definition of allocution

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

Origin and Etymology of allocution

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


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