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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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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.
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.
Dans son allocution lors de cette manifestation organisee a l'occasion du double anniversaire des evenements du 11 decembre 1960 et la Journee internationale de solidarite avec le peuple palestinien celebree le 29 novembre, le president du Mouvement, Mustapha Belmahdi, a souligne que [beaucoup moins que] l'Algerie soutient le peuple palestinien dans sa lutte pour le recouvrement de sa liberte [beaucoup plus grand que].
SAR le Prince Heritier Moulay El Hassan a ensuite prononce une allocution devant le Souverain, dans laquelle il a exprime, en son nom et en celui de sa soeur, SAR la Princesse Lalla Khadija et de l'ensemble de leurs camarades de classe, son grand honneur et son immense joie pour la bienveillance et la haute sollicitude dont SM le Roi a bien voulu entourer cette ceremonie.
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 de circonstance, le secretaire general du Conseil de la communaute marocaine a l'etranger (CCME), Abdellah Boussouf, a souligne que l'histoire du Maroc ne peut aucunement etre apprehendee sans prendre en compte la contribution importante de la femme marocaine a l'edification du pays au cours de differentes etapes de son histoire.
Voici une allocution que le monde n'a jamais entendue.
Defense attorneys Marc Friedman and Clayton Lance also failed to properly counsel Tiner about his allocution, a statement defendants make directly to a jury without subjecting themselves to cross-examination, Bearden found.
Abdelmalek Sellal said here on Tuesday, in an allocution addressed on the occasion of celebrations of World Water Day 2011.
Karachi, February 27, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah approved an allocution of Rs 300 million for strengthening of Sindh prisons and funds have been released.