allocution allocution

Definition(s):

  • (n) (rhetoric) a formal or authoritative address that advises or exhorts

Usage(s):

  1. I am here today to accept responsibility for my crimes by pleading guilty and, with this plea allocution, explain the means by which I carried out and concealed my fraud.
  2. Pius XI delivered an allocution on the state of the world and listed his joys and sorrows since the last consistory.
  3. At the secret consistory Pius XI delivered an allocution.

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  • "This is not three layers deep, four layers deep: This is the top senior official who made the investment decisions," Cuomo said. "In his allocution, he says there was a culture of corruption in the comptroller's office."
    on Mar 10, 2010 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: Albany Times Union

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