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al·lo·cu·tion

 (ăl′ə-kyo͞o′shən)
n.
1. A formal and authoritative speech; an address.
2. Law A statement that is made by a defendant before a sentence is pronounced.

[Latin allocūtiō, allocūtiōn-, from allocūtus, past participle of alloquī, to speak to : ad-, ad- + loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.]

allocution

(ˌæləˈkjuːʃən)
n
(Rhetoric) rhetoric a formal or authoritative speech or address, esp one that advises, informs, or exhorts
[C17: from Late Latin allocūtiō, from Latin alloquī to address, from loquī to speak]

al•lo•cu•tion

(ˌæl əˈkyu ʃən)

n.
a formal speech, esp. one that advises or exhorts.
[1605–15; < Latin allocūtiō=allocū-, variant s. of alloquī to speak to, address (al- al- + loquī to speak) + -tiō -tion]

allocution

1. a particular or special way of speaking.
2. a formal address or speech.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allocution - (rhetoric) a formal or authoritative address that advises or exhortsallocution - (rhetoric) a formal or authoritative address that advises or exhorts
rhetoric - study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
speech, address - the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"

allocution

noun
A usually formal oral communication to an audience:
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Having stilled its immemorial allocution to the moon, the watch-dog was assisting a negro who, prefixing a team of mules to the plow, was flatting and sharping contentedly at his task.
After this vigorous allocution, to one of which sort Lord Steyne treated his "Hareem" whenever symptoms of insubordination appeared in his household, the crestfallen women had nothing for it but to obey.
Groombride's arrival, with his interpreter, whom he proposed should eat with him at the Governor's table, his allocution to the Governor on the New Movement, and the sins of Imperialism, I purposely omit.
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Romain Trapp, President Canada & Chief Operating Officer North America, Airbus Helicopters; Dominique Anglade, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for Digital Strategy; and Dave Chartrand, Qubec coordinator of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers will make a brief allocution and answer questions from the media.
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He also delivered an allocution which tackled the plight of women, youth, and poor people.
Le chef du gouvernement, Mehdi Jomaa a indique lors de son allocution televisee, jeudi, soir qu'il a charge le ministre des Affaires etrangeres, Mongi Hamdi, de contacter un certain nombre representations diplomatiques en Tunisie pour solliciter leur aide en equipements militaires destines a l'armee nationale et aux forces de securite dans leur lutte contre le terrorisme.
Dans son allocution a la conference, Karti a affirme la solidarite du Soudan avec le Sud-Soudan et son don de 10 000 tonnes de dura (sorgho) au Sud-Soudan et son desir de transmettre l'aide humanitaire fournie au Sud-Soudan.
In his plea allocution, Portillo stated, "In exchange for these payments, I would use my influence to have Guatemala continue to recognize Taiwan diplomatically.
Dans une allocution inaugurale, le Secretaire general du ministere des Affaires etrangeres et de la Cooperation, Nasser Bourita a indique que cette reunion s'assigne pour objectif de formuler des recommandations et d'elaborer des strategies et des plans d'action operationnels a soumettre a l'appreciation des experts lors du prochain sommet Afrique-UE debut 2014 a Bruxelles.