allocution definition

  • noun:
    • A formal and authoritative speech; an address.
    • A formal message, specially one that is deemed authoritative and forceful.
    • The question put to a convicted defendant by a judge after the rendering associated with the verdict in an endeavor, when the defendant is asked whether he/she desires to produce a statement toward judge before sentencing; the declaration created by a defendant in response to such a question; the right in law of a defendant to help make these types of a statement.
    • The legal right of a victim, in some jurisdictions, to help make a statement to a court before sentencing of a defendant convicted of a crime causing injury to that target; the particular declaration designed to a court by a victim.
    • A pronouncement by a pope to an assembly of church officials concerning a matter of chapel plan.
    • The act or manner of talking to, or of addressing in words.
    • An address; a hortatory or respected target as of a pope to their clergy.
    • A speaking to; an address, especially an official target. Also written adlocution.
    • Specifically— In Roman antiquity, an official target by a general-in-chief or imperator to his soldiers. Such scenes were frequently represented in art on medals and reliefs, within the Roman Catholic Church, a public address because of the pope to his clergy, or even to the church generally.
    • (rhetoric) an official or respected address that advises or exhorts

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