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allocution (ˌæləˈkjuːʃən Pronunciation for allocution



  1. (rhetoric) a formal or authoritative speech or address, esp one that advises, informs, or exhorts

Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin allocūtiō, from Latin alloquī to address, from loquī to speak

Example Sentences Including 'allocution'

Let's face it: No successful lawmaker has ever adhered to the standard of allocution expected in a court of law.
Globe and Mail (2003)


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