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Definition of the noun allocution

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noun - plural: allocutions

  1. (rhetoric) a formal or authoritative address that advises or exhorts

Alternative definition of the noun allocution

noun

  1. A formal speech, especially one which is regarded as authoritative and forceful.
  2. [chiefly US, legal] The question put to a convicted defendant by a judge after the rendering of the verdict in a trial, in which the defendant is asked whether he or she wishes to make a statement to the court before sentencing; the statement made by a defendant in response to such a question; the legal right of a defendant to make such a statement.
  3. [chiefly US, legal] The legal right of a victim, in some jurisdictions, to make a statement to a court prior to sentencing of a defendant convicted of a crime causing injury to that victim; the actual statement made to a court by a victim.
  4. [Roman Catholicism] A pronouncement by a pope to an assembly of church officials concerning a matter of church policy.

Explanation

  1. Allocution: In the criminal procedure of some common law jurisdictions, an allocution or allocutus is a formal statement made to the court by the defendant who has been found guilty, prior to being sentenced.
  2. Allocution: In media theory, allocution is the one-way dissemination of information through a media channel.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Allocution

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Google previewDigital Democracy (2000)

Issues of Theory and Practice by Kenneth L Hacker, Jan van Dijk

Allocution is the most typical pattern in the traditional mass media and political communication practices of mass society. It is known as oneway trafiic, which does not rule out an audience being active in selection, perception and cognition.

Google previewA Letter Addressed to His Grace the Duke of Norfolk (1875)

On Occasion of Mr. Gladstone's Recent Expostulation by John Henry Newman

The Allocution is a long argument to the effect that the moving parties in that Progress, Liberalism, and new Civilization, make use of it so seriously to the injury of the Faith and the Church, that it is both out of the power, and contrary to the duty, ...

Google previewA Letter Addressed to the Duke of Norfolk on Occasion of Mr Gladstone's Recent Expostulation (1875)

The Allocution is a long argument to the effect that the moving parties in that Progress, Liberalism, and new Civilization, make use of it so seriously to the injury of the Faith and the Church, that it is both out of the power, and contrary to the duty, ...

Google previewThe Vatican Decrees in Their Bearing on Civil Allegiance (1874)

A Political Expostulation by William Ewart Gladstone

The Allocution is a long argument to the effect that the moving parties in that Progress, Liberalism, and new Civilization, make use of "it so seriously to the injury of the Faith and the Church, that it is both out of the power, and contrary to the duty ...

Google previewLili Marlene: The Biography of a Song (2013)

by Rosa Sala Rose

allocution is a propagandistic, reassuring statement of the <<kind face» of war, as well as proof of the arrogance of Nazi ideology (<<superior existence» and << educated central European» in a country of Slav <<subhumans»). Although at ...

Google previewMellinkoff's Dictionary of American Legal Usage (2009)

by David Mellinkoff

allocution Temporary alimony, whether pendente lite or for some other limited period, is distinguished from the apparent foreverness of permanent alimony: an imprecise term, sometimes applied to lifetime payments to a spouse, payments ...

Google previewMultilingual Law Dictionary (1979)

by Lawrence Deems Egbert, Fernando Morales Macedo

allocution (f); ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

an allocution) is a BaCk-FORMaTION from the noun ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature (2012)

A - G. by Frederick Burwick

which included the 'Alocución a la poesía' (Allocution to Poetry), considered to be a foundational ...

Google previewA Catholic Dictionary (1997)

by Rev. Fr. Donald Attwater

ALLOCUTION, PAPAL. An address delivered by the pope to the cardinals in ...

Google previewLaw Dictionary: Sixth Edition

ALLOCUTION the requirement at common law that the trial judge address the defendant personally, asking the defendant to show any legal cause why the sentence of conviction should not be pronounced upon the verdict of conviction.

Google previewDictionary of Legal Terms, 5th edition

by Steven H. Gifis

ALLOCUTION the requirement in common law that, following the verdict of conviction, the judge ask the defendant to show legal cause why sentence should not be pronounced. It continues to be part of the sentencing procedure in a majority ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

ALLOCUTION, n., or Adlocution. Ad: loquor; locutus. To speak to. \ A speaking to ; addressing the speech to. See Adlocution. Upon such a high tribunal or scaffold [ the Bn/ua, or pulpit] we often see the emperor standing, and sometimes sitting ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

and, plus addled: befuddled, bewildered, confused, flustered, foolish, giddy, muddled, silly address: abode, home, location, residence address in speech: accost, allocution, appeal, approach, call, converse, direct, discourse, dispatch, greet, ...

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Allocution Meaning

Video shows what allocution means. A formal speech, especially one which is regarded as authoritative and forceful.. The question put to a convicted defendant ...

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